Sam Byrd

Sam Byrd

Sam Byrd is a freelance contributor to Outsmart who loves to take in all of Houston’s sights, sounds, food and fun. He also loves helping others to discover Houston’s rich culture. Speaking of Houston, he's never heard a Whitney Houston song he didn't like.
Features

A Quirky Courtship

From lasagna to a museum proposal, love was in the air for husbands Wanderson Rezende and Eric Bradley.

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Arts & Entertainment

Meditation Master

Queer author and musician Justin Michael Williams delivers a message of hope to high school students.

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Columns

Diva of the Dance Floor

Drag is just the beginning for Lexús Chandeliér.

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Columns

All Hail the Queen

Hu’Nee B is a ruler of Texas’ pageant scene.

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Features

COVER STORY: A Path to Peace

Mental-health therapist Dr. Wade Maggert discusses his journey to becoming a Zen Buddhist.

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Features

Pandemic Party Planner

Taylor DeMartino keeps it glitzy in spite of the restrictions.

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Art

Looking through an Affirming Lens

Steven Tilotta found his calling with body-positive portrait photography.

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Columns

Persistent Performer

Even in the face of adversity, nothing stops Regina Dane.

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Features

Helping Couples through the Holidays

Mental-health therapist Ty David Lerman shares his family survival tips.

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Arts & Entertainment

Picking Up Where ‘Little House’ Left Off

R. Lee Ingalls pens a book about his famous prairie family.

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