Neil Ellis Orts

Neil Ellis Orts

Neil Ellis Orts is a writer living in Houston. His creative writing has appeared in several small press journals and anthologies and his novella, Cary and John is available wherever you order books. He is a frequent contributor to OutSmart.
Art

Written in the Stars

Sebastian Gomez de la Torre’s OutSmart Zodiac series is inspired by queer literary, visual, and performing-arts figures.

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Arts & Entertainment

Superman and Robin Come Out. Queer Fans Respond.

DC Comics introduces two bisexual superheroes.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Pilot Dance Project’s ‘Lazarus in the Promised Land’ Premieres November 6

Executive director Adam Castañeda talks navigating the show's experimental modern dance.

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Features

Gayest & Greatest 2021: Health and Beauty Part I

Nakita Bowman’s mental-health practice empowers queer people of color.

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Features

Gayest & Greatest 2021: Weddings, Events, Travel, and Vacations

Tiffany Scales helps couples from all backgrounds get married.

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Ailey’ Documentary Opens in Houston This Weekend

Filmmaker Jamila Wignot discusses her highly personal portrait of the Texas-born Black gay dancer.

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Arts & Entertainment

Gay Cherokee Nation Author Explores the Humble Raccoon

Daniel Heath Justice’s ‘Raccoon’ is available on June 14.

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Arts & Entertainment

Tiny Dances, Big Steps

CounterCurrent19 takes on club culture.

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Arts & Entertainment

Relationships in the Shadows

Core Dance explores loss in 'As the Shadows Grow Longer' at the MATCH on March 14-16.

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Art

Experimental Action Performance Art Festival Comes to Houston Feb. 21-23

Creative director Julia Claire Wallace previews the second biennial art show.

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