The Inside Story

Established in 1994, OutSmart is an award-winning monthly publication that delivering local and national news to Houston’s LGBTQ audience for over 25 years. Published in print and online, we reach 200,000+ readers each month and have a loyal fan base spanning from Houston to Los Angeles. The magazine has an international following in Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Australia, and various other locations across the globe.

OutSmart has proudly received recognition on both local and national levels. The magazine was voted “Nation’s Best Local Magazine” by the Vice Versa Gay Press Awards and has been named “Best Local Publication in Houston” by the Houston Press for four consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009).

Pick up a free copy of OutSmart at any of our 375+ locations in and around Houston. The magazine is also distributed at select sites in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio.



OutSmart is certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE).

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OutSmart’s circulation is audited by Verified Audit Circulation Service. OutSmart is the only LGBT monthly magazine in Texas with an audited circulation.


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