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.
Arts & Entertainment

Varla Jean Merman Is Ready to Blow

Comedian Jeffery Roberson brings his drag alter ego to MATCH.

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WiggingOut

A Journey to Oz

Jermani Oz-Jackson elevates performance to a new level.

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Features

Sharing the Crown

Grayson and Kerry Chandler are the first trans couple to run a national pageantry system.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Curtain Rises for Ensemble Theatre

Paradise Blue continues a tradition of Black storytelling excellence.

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Community News

Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Holocaust Museum Houston

Librarian Joel Bangilan raises awareness about ongoing human rights issues.

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Features

Glamour, Grace, and a Bearded Face

Ms. Mykie mixes old-school glamour with over-the-top camp.

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Arts & Entertainment

COVER STORY: Big. Bold. Beautiful.

Mistress Isabelle Brooks becomes the first Houston queen to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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Front Page A&E

The Misfits Marks 30 Years of Service and Community This Weekend

Houston social and philanthropic club The Misfits is celebrating 30 years of service and community to Houston’s LGBTQ organizations and…

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Lifestyle

Lordy, Lordy, Ripcord Turns 40

Priding itself as Houston’s best gay leather bar, Ripcord can morph from a mild-mannered daytime neighborhood bar to a popping…

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WiggingOut

Leading with Love

Angela Mercy has built her entire career around raising charitable funds to support nonprofits throughout the community.

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