Rich Arenschieldt

Rich Arenschieldt

Rich has written for OutSmart for more than 25 years, chronicling various events impacting Houston’s queer community. His areas of interest and influence include all aspects of HIV treatment and education as well as the milieu of creative endeavors Houston affords its citizenry, including the performing, visual and fine arts. Rich loves interviewing and discovering people, be they living, or, in his capacity as a member of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers, deceased.
Art

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs in Houston Sept. 27–29

World’s busiest pianist will play Gershwin with the Houston Symphony.

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Arts & Entertainment

David Koz Brings Tour to The Woodlands

Openly gay saxophonist talks coming out journey prior to Texas appearance.

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Arts & Entertainment

A 40th Anniversary Celebration

Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston commemorates four decades of music and Pride.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Prodigal Prodigies Return

Texas Music Festival’s 30th-anniversary lineup.

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Arts & Entertainment

Musician of Note

HGO’s Patrick Summers conducts a search in his new book 'The Spirit of This Place.'

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Features

Olympic Mettle

Greg Louganis Takes the Podium at Houston World AIDS Day Luncheon. 

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Community News

“She Nurtured All of Us and Never Wanted to Toot Her Own Horn”

Family, friends remember LGBTQ pioneer Debbie Hunt.

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Features

45 Years of Love and Action: Resurrection MCC Marks Milestone Anniversary

Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, a bedrock for Houston’s LGBTQ people of faith, celebrates 45 years of ministry with several special…

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Features

“Disabling” Trump

I never realized how five words would resonate with so many.

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Features

Making Out Like a Virgin: Revelatory Writings on Finding Love After Darkness

'While Like a Virgin' contains some difficult segments, it is filled with humor, wisdom, candor, and affirmations of all sorts.

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