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

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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Columns

Kofi Keeps It Piping Hot

This seasoned queen keeps the nights entertaining in the gayborhood.

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Columns

Drag Goes Emo with Belial

She’s an artsy performer with a flair for the emotional.

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Features

Cooking Up a Business

Chef Tae’s 210 Fusion Cuisine delivers unique comfort food.

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Arts & Entertainment

Big, Bearded, and Busy

Barbara Coa is a videographer by day, and a drag queen by night.

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