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.
Columns

Houston’s Lizard King

Damien proves it is easy being green.

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Features

Culinary Creative

Brandi Key helps expand a popular farm-to-table restaurant group.

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Columns

Introducing Norvina

This death-drop queen is Houston’s most colorful performer.

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Columns

Brave and Beautiful

Leilani Jackson-Ross dances through life and into our hearts.

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Arts & Entertainment

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Houston

Company member Vernard Gilmore discusses the troupe’s significance.

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Features

35 Years and Counting

Wives Barbara Ervin and Enita Torres continue to make their relationship work.

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Columns

From Paris, with Love

Alexye’us Paris brings her glitz and glam to the Bayou City.

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Arts & Entertainment

Funny Man Matteo Lane Brings the Humor to Houston Improv

Catch the out comedian in town live January 21–23.

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Features

Out Athlete’s Houston Marathon Run Raises Funds for the Montrose Center

Kristina Nungaray returns to her hometown to give back to the local LGBTQ community.

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Columns

Sister Act

Kara and Tara Dion are Houston’s dynamic drag duo.

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