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.
WiggingOut

Leading with Love

Angela Mercy has built her entire career around raising charitable funds to support nonprofits throughout the community.

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Community News

A Legal Eagle Fighting for Equality

Phyllis Frye's name has been synonymous with the transgender community’s determination to include the T in LGBTQ.

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Art

Drawn to the Art

The curious machinations of queer artist Mark Ponder’s mind are on full display this month at Bill Arning Exhibitions in…

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WiggingOut

Meet the Heavyweight Champ!

Mistress Isabelle Brooks is the plus-sized diva with a plus-sized attitude to match. And she’s not afraid of a little…

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Gayest & Greatest 2022

Gayest & Greatest 2022: Arts Part I

Christina Wells says, “Dreams aren’t just for the young. Talent is not just for the young. Opportunity is not just…

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Gayest & Greatest 2022

Gayest & Greatest 2022: Health & Beauty Part III

Adam Gutierrez, the manicurist with some accomplished design skills, has clinched this year’s Gayest & Greatest honor for Best Nail…

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Gayest & Greatest

Gayest & Greatest 2022: Entertainment & Nightlife

There’s a fresh new face who is slaying the drag scene, and she’s earning recognition for bringing the drama with…

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Gayest & Greatest

Dynamite Drag Illusionist

BEST NEW DRAG KING Barry Mii Dandy might be the new kid on the block, but this dynamo packs a…

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Arts & Entertainment

Arthur Pita’s Good Vibrations Makes Its World Premiere

With Houston’s new arts season off to a blistering-hot start, Houston Ballet is delivering the goods with the world-premiere of…

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Arts & Entertainment

Ladies Take the Spotlight

Ken Ludwig’s side-splitting 'Lend Me a Soprano' is a new take on his 1980s classic 'Lend Me a Tenor' with…

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