Assorted Publications
Houston,
some Dallas and those
with Statewide Distribution

1993 - the Present

This section of this site will feature downloadable and searchable PDF files of selected gay & lesbian publications, mostly from Houston, but including some statewide ones. This is by no means all of the ones that existed, just the ones to which I had access, and all are rare and interesting. If you can provide other issues of these and similar publications for scanning purposes, please contact me. I am displaying these in roughly year order. Access to these publications is courtesy of Gulf Coast Archive & Museum and The Botts Collection and my own Archives. A listing of some early Houston GLBT publications (a work in progress) can be found at this link.

 Additions are added often, so please check back
Also see this article from Ambush Magazine, Dec 2000, about the state of gay press in Texas

 
Texas Triangle, 1992-2004

Texas Triangle

Based in Austin, and published by Kay Longcope, this statewide paper began 10/15/92, and had rough years, before being bought by Angle Media in 1997.

click for short Network Q interview on Youtube with Kay Longcope, and others


Vol 1-28, 4/22/93, PDF
Vol 1-34, 06/2/93, PDF
Vol 1-35, 06/9/93, PDF
Vol 1-37, 6/23/93, PDF

Vol 1-50, 9/22/93, PDF
Vol 2-1, 10/13/93, PDF
Vol 2-7, 11/23/93, PDF
Vol 2-36, 7/06/94, PDF

Vol 3-35, 6/16/95, PDF
Vol 4-6, 11/17/95, PDF
Vol 4-13, 1/12/96, PDF


More
Vol 5-6, 11/28/96, PDF
Vol 5-12, 1/16/97, PDF
Vol 6-32, 6/4/98, PDF

Vol 7-12, 01/01/99, PDF
Vol 8-28, 4/21/00, PDF


At right, the 5/25/01 issue also served as the Houston Pride Guide, and the PDF also includes selected pages of Pride coverage from several succeeding issues.

Vol 9-34, 5/25/01, PDF

Highlights from
Vol 10-1, 10/12/01, PDF

Vol 10-12, 12/28/01, PDF

Vol 10-36, 06/14/02, PDF

Vol 11-34, 05/30/03, PDF
Vol 11-36, 06/13/03, PDF

 

The PDF file for the 5/30/03 issue also includes selected pages of coverage from issues for 6/27 (Pride) and 7/4 (Sodomy Ruling Victory)

The 6/13 issue has an extensive feature on Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon


two of last issues
Vol 13-2, 10/15/04, PDF
Vol 13-3, 10/22/04, PDF

OutSmart, 1994-Present

OutSmart

OutSmart is certainly not an "assorted publication," and it got its start with its 2/15/94 issue, a monthly, and is still going strong. After the 8/15/96 issue it moved to monthly dating, and next issue was 10/96. Size has always been 8x11", in recent years 100-150 pages, too large for scanning completely, so only selected pages are represented here. The Publisher from the beginning has been Greg Jeu.

OutSmart's coverage of the Houston Pride Celebrations is always excellent, and scans
can be found in a special section
accompanying the Pride Guides,
at the bottom of that page.

Ten-Year Anniversary Publisher Interview

Volume 1-1, 02/15/94
PDF

Volume 1-2, 03/15/94
PDF Part 1  PDF Part 2

Vol 2-5, 6/15/95, PDF
Vol 3-2, 03/15/96, PDF

Volume 5-2,
02/98, PDF

During 1999 a wonderful year-long feature on Houston history was included, so I've done two special scans of just those sections. Part 2 also has some additions from history relation articles from 2000/2001.

The magazine has a great site where the current issue and recent articles are archived, at

OutSmartMagazine.com

Volume 6-12 thru 7-5,
Jan-Jun 1999, PDF

Volume 7-6 thru 7-11 +,
Jul-Dec 1999, PDF



Volume 22-5, June 2015,
PDF

Volume 23-5, June 2016,
PDF

Vol 24-5, June 2017, PDF

Vol 25-5, June 2018, PDF

Vol 25-11, June 2018, PDF

Vol 26-5, June 2019, PDF

Vol 27-2, Mar 2020, PDF
Vol 27-4, May 2020, PDF

Vol 27-8, Sep 2020, PDF

Uptown Express
Leather Alternatives, 1997-1999

You could not really term Uptown Express a "gay" publication, and it called itself a "holistic magazine." I list it here as it was published by Greg Jeu (of Outsmart), and his staff over the years included many LGBT folks, like Nancy Ford and Blase DiStefano. It was bi-monthly and ran from 1984 through about 1996.


June 1990, PDF

June 1993, PDF


Leather Alternatives


Calling itself a "Leather / Levi / Uniform / Western Newsletter," it was a slim publication, apparently a quarterly. Publisher was J.R. Ewing, edited by
Rory Perez.
How long did it last?


Vol 1, #2, PDF
Jun 98 & Jun 99, PDF

Book of Maps (1998)
Homoboy - 1993-95

The Book of Maps


Henry McClurg ran the Montrose Inn and issued his own map publication...unsure how many issues were done.
#1, July 1998, PDF

(very similar to 1996-97 publication MAP, see separate page)


Homoboy

a rambling poetry & misc 'zine out of Houston by Eric Deutsch, from 1993 through 1995. He died 9/29/96.

Homoboy #1, #3, #5
PDF
He also issued a zine in 1995 called "AIDS Kill Fags Dead"

these from QZAP

 

Clikque (or Clik), 1997 - 2008

Clikque

Billed as "the Nation's Premier Gay Publication For & About People of Color," it was an entertainment pub based out of Atlanta, though originally based out of Houston. Publisher was Dwight Powell. It had good Houston coverage, frequent Houston ads, and had several Texas writers.
There were publication gaps in the early 2000s.

1998, Aug, PDF

1998, Dec, PDF

1999, Jul, PDF

1999, Sep, PDF

2000, Apr, PDF

In 2005 they changed to Clik Magazine, in a larger format, 8x11, 60-70 pages, and ended in April 2008. Same publisher as for Clikque (Dwight Powell) and no longer any Houston contributors. Clik was published
out of Florida.

2006, Sep, PDF

2007, Jan, PDF
2007, Feb, PDF

2007, Mar, PDF

2007, Aug, PDF

2008, Feb, PDF
Eclipse, 1996-2003

Eclipse


Originally an insert in Impact (New Orleans), starting 8/30/96, under Scafide Enterprises Inc, and billed as "The Guide to Gay Nitelife in the Deep South." As of Vol 4-4, 1/29/99, it was owned by Windows Media, adding offices in Houston and Atlanta and bar info sections for the cities. Lasted into 2004.

Vol 4-29, 7/23/99, PDF
Vol 4-49, 12/10/99, PDF

As there was only 4-5 pages per issue of 'Houston content' I did a special scans of those pages only from 19 issues from 1999, in this PDF

That PDF contained 1999 issues #s 14, 10, 12, 19, 20, 23-30, 32, 33, 43, 47-49.

And here's a second batch, of 10, from 1999, with #s
5-9, 11, 15, 18, 22, & 23 PDF

From 2000, this one
Vol 5-36, 9/08/00, PDF

And another batch of 6 issues #s:
11, 13, 44, 45, 46, 48




From 2001,
with #s 6-1, 3, 4, 6, 13
PDF

From 2001, this one
Vol 6-30, 7/27/01, PDF
and 7 more issues #s:
18, 22, 23, 33, 37, 44, 48
PDF

16 Issues from 2002, #s:
1, 2, 4, 10, 14, 22, 29, 32, 34, 35, 37, 39-44

PDF

2003 Issues #s:
2, 5,14-18
PDF

Vol 8-12, 03/21/03, PDF
Vol 8-23, 06/06/03, PDF


Always a "bar rag" slight on actual "content," at first 8 1/4x10", then
drastically on 6/13/03 changing to
7 1/4x5 1/4", actually pocket size. Intro in 8-25 did not mention the size change but alluded to a new focus on Houston, and the 8-26 issue has a
Houston address only, instead of Atlanta. Now subtitled as "The Gay Houston Nightlife Guide."

Vol 8-24/25,
06/13/03-06/20/03 PDF


Vol 8-26/27,
06/27/03-07/04/03, PDF



Vol 8-28/29,
07/11/03-07/18/03, PDF



Vol 8-30/31,
07/25/03-08/01/03, PDF

Vol 8-32/33,
08/08/03-08/15/03, PDF



Vol 8-34/35,
08/22/03-08/29/03, PDF

Vol 8-36/37,
09/05/03-09/12/03, PDF



Vol 8-38/39,
09/19/03-09/26/03, PDF

Vol 8-40/41,
10/03/03-10/10/03, PDF

Vol 8-42/43,
10/17/03-10/24/03, PDF

Vol 8-44, 10/31/03, PDF

In early 2004 (I think) the Houston presence faded and the rest was absorbed by the Washington Blade and David Atlanta

QTexas, 2000 - 2004

QTexas

Founded in the Fall of 2000 by Richard Moore. Alan Gellman (once TWT publisher) was Managing Editor until his death in January 2001. It was started by the Dallas Voice when TWT folded (in Aug 2000), and the last issue was 12/31/04. It merged with the Texas Triangle to become TXT Magazine. It was a very slick pub, 8x11" format.

See QTexas Buys Triangle, Forms TXT


Vol 1-4, 10/13/00; 1-14, 12/22/00; 1-16, 1/5/01 PDF

Vol 1-7, 11/3/00, PDF
Vol 1-43, 7/13/01, PDF

Vol 1-11, 12/10/00, PDF

Vol 2-21, 2/8/02, PDF

Vol 4-24, 02/27/04, PDF
Vol 5-6, 10/22/04, PDF


As there was only a few pages per issue of 'Houston content' I did a special scans of those pages only from the various volumes, with the # in brackets being the
# of issues scanned


Nov 2000-Jun 2001
Volume 1, (8) PDF
#s 7,8,9,35,37,38,31,32


Nov 2001-Sep 2002
Volume 2, (15) PDF
#s 7,16,17,19,25,29,37,38,
44,50,51,52,28,43



Oct 2002-Mar 2003
Volume 3a, (8) PDF
#s 3,4,5,6,7,9,23,25


Vol 3-36, 5/23/03, PDF
Jan-Jun 2003
Volume 3b, (7) PDF
#s 17,20,32,30,33,40,41


Sep-Dec 2003,
Feb, Oct 2004
Volume 4-5, (10) PDF
#s 4-1,2,12,23,24,41
5-5,6,4-10

Vol 3-43, 7/11/03, PDF
Vol 3-45. 2/25/03, PDF

TXT Newsmagazine, 2005

TXT Newsmagazine

Dallas Voice owner Richard Moore acquired the Texas Triangle and at the start of 2005 name was changed to TXT Newsmagazine, maintaining the same format and many of the same writers and distribution addresses. It ran for one complete year.

Vol 1-5, 2/4/05, PDF

Vol 1-19, 5/13/05, PDF

Vol 1-24, 6/17/05, PDF

Vol 1-25, 6/24/05, PDF

Vol 1-42, 10/21/05, PDF

Vol 1-44, 11/04/05, PDF
Vol 1-45, 11/11/05, PDF

Vol 1-47, 11/25/05, PDF

Vol 1-49, 12/09/05, PDF
Vol 1-50, 12/16/05, PDF

Vol 1-51, 12/23/05, PDF

Vol 1-52, 12/30/05, PDF

 

More info on the
TXT story

Red, 2005 - 2008

Red

A monthly pub, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2", based out of Phoenix, distributed to several cities and at first in each kept a local focus, though by the end of 2006 issues covered multiple cities. About 50 pages, many more articles than similar pubs. Begun April 2005, last issue June 2008. Editors were David Salcido and then Mike Zydzik.

Vol 1-5, Nov 2005, PDF
Vol 1-6, Dec 2005, PDF
Vol 1-11, May 2006, PDF

Vol 1-12, Jun 2006, PDF
Vol 2-1, Jul 2006, PDF

Vol 2-3, Sep 2006, PDF
Vol 2-4, Oct 2006, PDF
Vol 2-6, Dec 2006, PDF

Vol 2-9, Mar 2007, PDF
Vol 3-3, Aug 2007, PDF

Vol 3-8, Nov 2007, PDF

Defying Gender Norms (June 2019)
The Guide



Defying Gender Norms
in Houston


A special sort of zine made for the History Tent at Pride 2019 by Skip Teauxmelou (an alias). Hopefully there will be more.

PDF

The Guide

Texas section from the national magazine, The Guide. Different cities were featured in each issue.
May 1997, PDF

May 2000, PDF

 


 

 

AbOUT Magazine, 2008 - 2016

AbOUT

First issue was 11/28/08, this is a very slick and bright bar publication,
5 1/2x8 1/2" with plenty of bar photos and bar info. Publisher and CEO is Cade Michaels.

See Special Section


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Additions are added often, so please check back