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.
Columns

WhataQueen

Meet Angelina DM Trailz, a violin-playing drag queen with a craving for fast-food cuisine.

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Arts & Entertainment

Music to Our Ears

Steven Reineke leads the Houston Symphony’s POPS series.

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Arts & Entertainment

Singing Out Loud

Choir teacher and drag performer Sean Saunders hits all the right notes.

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Beyond the Binary

Making Fetish Fashionable

’80s rebellion lives on in Marcus Pontello’s new clothing line and music documentary.

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Features

Nuptials for the New Normal

Josue Hernandez and Jason Trippier tied the knot as friends joined them via Zoom.

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Columns

The Bearded Beauty of Texas

Blackberri is the gender-bending barrel of laughs who sports the whiskers of ZZ Top and the demeanor of Lucille Ball.

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Front Page News

Taking a Stand against Injustice

Queer lawyer Tatiauna Holland defends those affected by police brutality.

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Features

Finding a Home in Houston

CityBook’s Jeff Gremillion keeps it real while covering the local luxury-lifestyle scene.

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Features

Standing Up for Equality

Sports editor and LGBTQ ally Jenny Dial Creech advocates for progress at The Athletic Houston.

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Arts & Entertainment

Pioneering Performer

New biography follows trans entertainer Dina Jacobs’ courageous journey.

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