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OutSmart’s Top Black LGBTQ Leaders of 2017

Houston’s black LGBTQ leaders are doing more than saying the right words. Every day, these inspirational individuals are out in…

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The Least of Us in the Fight for Most of Us

As a black gay male there wasn’t much worse you could be. Black gay men are nearly at the bottom…

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White, Gay, and a Beyhive Boy: For Whom is the Formation?

The healing ritual Beyoncé cultivates is not for those of us outside the black female experience. She lets us peek…

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News

Barack Obama, Misty Copeland discuss ‘barriers’ to the top

President Barack Obama and Misty Copeland used a recent joint interview to speak out against barriers that prevent non-white and…

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Gay, Black, and HIV-positive

I am the 50 percent of black gay men who will become HIV-positive.

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Beyonce: Right voice, right time

Unapologetically black, that is the attitude that Beyonce — and to a large degree Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton —…

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2016’s Ten Faces of Black LGBT Leadership in Houston

OutSmart gives tribute to these community members and their accomplishments.

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Feeling the Fear: A Transgender Houstonian’s Thoughts About The HERO Defeat

Like many Houstonians, I was stunned by​ last month’s ​majority “No” vote on Prop 1 (HERO).

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Arts & Entertainment

Review: ‘What Color Is Your Hoodie?’ By Jarrett Neal

Essays on black gay identity.

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News

TV Diversity: Networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

An AP analysis of regular cast members on prime-time comedies and dramas on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox found progress…

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