Mike Johnson, the new speaker of the House, voiced support for revisiting Supreme Court decisions that struck down restrictions on…
The Diana Foundation hosted its 60th Country Dinner Weekend at Neon Boots featuring dinner, drinks, and plenty of dancing, and…
Frost Town Brewing was the venue for Transtastic Art Show, a fundraiser for three local trans-led organizations: Trans Legal Aid…
Beloved Houston fundraiser known as JP Gill passed away on Monday, November 20.
Club Q shootings lead town to reshape itself.
Actor and comedian embraces his trans son.
Chloe Knox claims Miss Gay Texas crown on the fourth attempt.
Transgender Allyship Collective creates a new narrative for increasing allyship in Houston.
Kim Petras brings her Feed The Beast World Tour to Houston.
Kenn McLaughlin closes out his tenure at Stages Houston with Switzerland.
George Zemanek leads the support group Transmasculine Alliance Houston.
Fiber artist Max Adrian explores the ideas of queer identity and utopia in his solo exhibit RIPSTOP, currently on display…
Miller Outdoor Theatre’s Cissy Segall Davis announces her retirement.
Legendary performer heads to Houston for a Miller Outdoor Theatre fundraising gala.
Her gutsy 3-stop tour will confront vital issues and right-wing politics head-on.
Allies In Hope presented their first-ever Hope for Houston Ball at White Oak Music Hall. Guests were encouraged to wear…
Houston’s New Faces of Pride made their official debut at the newly-reopened Rich’s Houston. The evening featured performances by Blackberri,…
Election Day 2023 was a busy one in Houston as residents cast their ballots for our next Mayor and City…
“Come on Barbie, let’s go party” was the theme as the Houston Bar Association LGBT Committee hosted its third annual…
From Tribute to Transformation—Honoring Monica Roberts, advocating for change, and launching #WinterGiving.
Activist Adri Pérez sees Texas shaping national politics.
DePaul Norwood is passionate about teaching self-esteem and personal growth.
Performance artist Christopher Paul recasts the queer Black experience.
Opinion by Clay Cane
Rafferty Laredo’s Filipino American heritage inspires his occupational-therapy work.
Namrata Subramanian talks education reform.
Poonam Kapoor is an advocate for equitable housing opportunities.
Activist Sharjeel Hanif is encouraged by the progress he sees.
Margarita Pérez Frinsco excels at building bridges among diverse communities.
César Ramos uses his publishing venture to create spaces for Latinx creatives.
Victor Contreras uses his photographer’s eye to help build community.
Attorney Luis Ruiz gives back to his community in many different ways.
Lesley Briones is pioneering change in County politics.
The Montrose Center’s Ann Robison reflects on concluding her 35 years of service.
Chris Hollins hopes to advocate for marginalized communities as Houston City Controller.
Confronting bigotry is a necessary part of the equation.
OutSmart magazine is excited to once again honor our community’s best and brightest—individuals and businesses who were this year’s top…
Nearly 500 guests gathered at South Beach Houston for the 2023 Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards celebration, presented by…
For six years, Derrick Shore has co-hosted Houston Life on Houston’s KPRC 2.
Close to 500 guests rubbed elbows with 2023 winners and finalists at the 2023 Gayest & Greatest Reader’s Choice Awards…
Houston’s “Gayest and Greatest” gathered at South Beach Houston for this year’s celebration of the community’s favorite personalities and businesses.…
Kenia Gallardo is empowering the trans community through personal advocacy.
Blackberri shines again in Lizzo's YITTI ad campaign.
Harrison Guy continues to break barriers at City Hall and in the arts.
We look back on the last 30 years and recognize how far we’ve come—and how far we still have to…
Jessica Zyrie graced the cover of OutSmart magazine in February 2019. As a Black trans woman and model, Zyrie uses…
Nicholas Olaverria speaks out on his experience during the pandemic.
Scorpio’s emotional alertness sets the tone for a month of cosmic surges.
A second look at the much-maligned retirement investment.
Tanya Hyde turns dull into delicious with her humor.
Plan ahead to take advantage of a wide range of benefits.
Leo’s influence on your month.
Hugh Stone brings a passion to all he does.
Scott French won the title in 2019.
A new ruling by the Vatican’s doctrine department has opened the door to Catholic baptism for transgender people and babies…
From cozy corner to spacious oasis: check out BB's Tex-Orleans' new, roomier Montrose location.
Steven W. Coats and Travis J. Miller’s unconventional path to a lasting union.
National Hockey League takes a big step back.
Horacio’s Hair Salon on Silber Road in Spring Branch is an LGBTQ-owned hair salon that specializes in fabulous color and…
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest provider of HIV/AIDS healthcare in the world, is teaming up with global icon Janet…
Full-service agency offers solutions with a personal touch.
Friends of River Oaks Theatre will screen a depraved triple-feature of iconic John Waters films, representing three decades of his…
"Amistades" means friendships in Spanish, and friendships and connections are at the heart of AmistadesHTX, a grant-funded program by Legacy…
Joshua John Allen Blair and Carl Edward Jones’ non-traditional wedding bliss.
Channing and Megan Michelle Smith-Decker’s wedding was a mystery to their guests.
Stuart Rosenberg’s creative passion led him to public-relations success.
KHOU’s Stuart Boslow keeps the station’s news coverage looking good.
TikTok creators do their part for Houston’s LGBTQ community.
Meet Trey Serna, the vibrant LGBTQ voice in news.
When Jake Kleinmahon and his husband, Tom, decided to move back to New Orleans in 2018, they had plans to…
Since 2021, Lawmakers in more than "20" states have introduced or passed bills slimar to what critics call the "Don't…
Positive Living Houston provides both community and wellness advocacy for HIV-positive seniors.
The Red Cross, the organization that provides about 40% of US blood and blood components, will use a more inclusive…
Lawmakers lack meaningful demographic information.
Onjheney Warren speaks out for full access to sexual health care.
Imagine if you could reach your doctor anytime, get a same day appointment in most cases, and have your doctor…
Electa Hazenstab’s inspiring journey from the Air Force to barbering.
Bilal Rehman leveraged his social-media fame to open an eclectic interior-design studio.
Designer Alvin Alan Ramírez Riojas premieres his first collection in October.
Author Sim Kern releases a new ‘anarchist climate fiction’ novel.