Rich Arenschieldt

Rich Arenschieldt is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
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Making ‘Overtures’: Houston Grand Opera Raises the Curtain on its New LGBT-friendly Affinity Group

“We wanted to focus our efforts on people who weren’t already attending opera—those new to this music.”

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To Parade or Not to Parade? That Is the Question.

Having been absent from the Pride festivities for a few years, on June 25 I’ll be back…well protected by a…

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One Helps the Young, One Hosts the Old, and One Films It All: Celebrating Three of Houston’s Diverse LGBTQ Volunteers

At first glance, Brandon Wilke, Bob Briddick, and Melelani Petersen couldn’t be more dissimilar.

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Harold Bekker, a Local Entrepreneur, Leaves a “Bright” Legacy

On January 24 Montrose became just a bit dimmer—Harold Bekker, longtime proprietor of the perpetually luminescent “Light Bulbs Unlimited,” died…

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Three Decades at the Heart of Us: Bering Omega Community Services Celebrates 30 Years

Since 1926, one entity—Bering United Methodist Church—has remained, steadfast and unflinching in its commitment to the neighborhood.

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Hey Buddy, Can You Spare a Tuba?: Meet The Houston Pride Band’s New Artistic Director

Michael Roberts starts his inaugural season as artistic director of the Houston Pride Band.

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Houston Gym: Celebrating 20 Years of Muscular “Love”

Two decades ago, John Langman and Johnnie West began a fitness revolution in Houston.

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Katrina, We Know How To Handle A Storm

What can I do? What can we do? The answer is surprisingly simple: The same thing we've done for the…

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Connie Moore’s Everlasting Legacy: A Tribute to our Community’s Beloved Hero

For 30 years, Connie Moore and Debbie Hunt have been advocating for LGBT individuals and exploring uncharted queer legal territory…

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The Era of Consolidation in HIV Care Continues

Two longstanding HIV service providers, Houston Area Community Services (HACS) and Bering Omega Community Services, have merged, creating one of…

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