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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black”][vc_custom_heading text=”For nearly 10 years, our team has provided award-winning, original LGBTQIA news and content for Texas” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”black”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]About Magazine + About News is an independent LGBTQIA news organization that produces local and state news, entertainment news, and investigative journalism in the public interest of our readers. About Editions is an LGBTQIA traditional publishing house that produces books of all kinds for the LGBTQIA community. About Media is an LGBTQIA production company bringing the community podcasts, TV shows, and video content in late 2018.

Our coverage focuses exclusively on important stories, or stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism and content that shine a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them, as well as by always providing the truth. About (in all its forms) is about giving a voice to the underrepresented LGBTQIA community through news journalism, multimedia content, and literature.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]As an LGBTQIA news organization that provides coverage for the State of Texas and beyond, we offer original news content that is crucial to a functioning democracy. The need to nourish and sustain investigative journalism has always been our priority. On the media and publication side of our business, we also use our platform to amplify the voices and opinions of the LGBTQIA community based on its needs, concerns, desires, and goals.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]About Magazine + About News + About Media + About Editions are headquartered in Houston, Texas. Its establishment was announced in November 2008, and has continued working for the community for nearly ten years. We have correspondents in Austin, Galveston, San Antonio and Beaumont, with our very first Dallas branch of the magazine having opened in June 2018. About plans to extend branches to Austin and San Antonio in 2019.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”Our Editorial Team” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10337″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Anthony Ramirez” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Editor-in-Chief” color=”black”][vc_text_separator title=”Gay Latinx Man – Taurus” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mars-double” i_color=”pink” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Anthony Ramirez is the Editor-in-Chief of About Magazine + About News + About Editions. He writes the column Less Than Butterflies for About Magazine, which is being complied into and released as a book this fall. He is also the author of the novels Witches of the Deep South and The Write Thing. His most recent novel, Where He Lay Down, was nominated for an honor by the American Library Association’s GLBT Over the Rainbow Committee. He is also the creator, host, and executive producer of About Media’s web series Wineding Down with Anthony, as well as the creator, star, and executive producer of the forthcoming About Media sitcom, The Anthony Project. He served from 2016 until 2018 as the volunteer committee chair for Pride Houston, where he was awarded Chair of the Year in 2017. Anthony lives in and writes from his home in Houston, Texas.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FAnthonyTheMusical||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”info” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-twitterbird” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FMAnthonyRamirez|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fanthonywritestoo|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Anthony@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”7519″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Jessica Olsen” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Associate Editor – About Magazine + Fiction Editor – About Editions” color=”black”][vc_text_separator title=”Straight Woman – Capricorn” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-venus-mars” i_color=”purple” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Jessica Olsen is the Associate Editor for About Magazine and is the Fiction Editor for About Editions. She is based in Houston, Texas. Her responsibilities include content editing and generating creative ideas for new content. Though not LGBTQIA herself, Olsen is an avid supporter of LGBTQIA rights and an ally of the entire community. Among the work that she has edited for About Editions is Mathieu Cailler’s May I Have This Dance, which won the 2017 New England Book Festival award for poetry, and Anthony Ramirez’s Where He Lay Down, which was nominated for an honor by the American Library Association’s GLBT Over the Rainbow Committee. Jessica lives and works from her home in Spring, Texas.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Jessica@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9621″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Christine “Chris“ Muir” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Managing Editor – About Dallas”][vc_column_text]Christine “Chris” Muir is the Managing Editor for About Dallas. Chris has been writing since her fourth-grade teacher encouraged her to pursue it, and she graduated with a B.A. in English from Texas Christian University and is currently working on a City and Regional Planning Masters from University of Texas at Arlington. She is also an amateur Drag King who performs, when she can, with the H-Town Kings at Pearl Bar in Houston. Any free-time not spent writing for her numerous projects is spent working on her cosplays and crossplays for various comic and anime conventions around Texas and advocating for the LGBTQ community within fandom culture. She tries her hardest to live by her mantra: You’re going to be amazing. Chris lives and works out of Irving, Texas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9609″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Rachel Abbott” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700″][vc_text_separator title=”Acquisitions Editor – Columnist” color=”black”][vc_text_separator title=”Pansexual Woman – Scorpio” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-venus” i_color=”custom” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#eeee22″][vc_column_text]Rachel Abbott is the Acquisitions Editor the “Politics Is Personal” columnist for About Magazine. By day she works at Half Price Books, and by night, she writes. She is interested in the LGBTQ+ women’s experiences, intersectional feminism, and WLW media. Her fiction writing has appeared in Prairie Margins, The Stockholm Review, Z Publishing’s Texas Emerging Writers Anthology, and more. She studied creative writing at The University of Texas at Austin. Now she lives in the heart of Houston with her partner and their two rescued dogs.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Faboutmagazine||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Rachel@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”8913″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Wendy Taylor” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Creative Consultant”][vc_text_separator title=”Bisexual Woman – Sagittarius” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-venus” i_color=”turquoise” color=”peacoc” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Wendy Taylor is a Creative Consultant for About Magazine and its subsidiaries. Wendy has been a musician, vocalist, and song writer since she was a child. Her credits including serving as a contestant in Pride Houston’s Pride SuperStar competition, as well as on the original run of American Idol. Wendy currently can be seen tackling the stage at many of Houston’s LGBTQIA venues, often serving as a rotating host for karaoke at Guava Lamp, hosting the annual Pride SuperStar competition, and hosting the main stage at the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration. She has been awarded numerous honors at both About Magazine’s FACE Awards and OutSmart’s Gayest and Greatest Awards. Wendy is also the co-executive producer of About Media’s forthcoming sitcom, The Anthony Project. Wendy, an outspoken activist, is the mother of three boys and numerous rescue animals. She lives in and works from Houston, Texas.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FWendyTaylorMusic%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fwendytaylormusic%2F|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Wendy@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10277″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Patrick Pichler” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Latinx Voices Columnist”][vc_column_text]Patrick Pichler is the Latinx Voices columnist for About Magazine. In addition to writing, Pichler is also an IB/AP chemistry teacher for Houston Independent School District where he also coaches debate for the Houston Urban Debate League and founded the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) Bridge Initiative. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Brownsville. Pichler is an enthusiast of archaeology, history, spoken word poetry, Latinx fiction and nonfiction, and is especially passionate in his aspiration of bringing Queer Latinx artists, writers, and photographers to the forefront of the Texas Queer Community. Patrick lives and writes from his home in Houston.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpatrickfpichler||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fppichler|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Patrick@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9166″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Megan Prevost” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Columnist + Assistant to the Editor”][vc_column_text]Megan Prevost is the assistant to the editor-in-chief who also spends her time reviewing LGBTQIA books at About Magazine. Currently, Megan is a Creative Writing student at Full Sail University in Florida. She likes to read books and cry over stray cats. Megan also recently joined About Media’s forthcoming sitcom, The Anthony Project, as the show’s story editor and writing assistant. Megan lives in, attends school in, and works from Orlando, Florida.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fqueertexasnews|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”info” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-twitterbird” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Faboutmagazinetx|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Faboutmagazinetx|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Megan@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4448″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Morena Roas” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Columnist”][vc_column_text]Morena Roas is the music and entertainment reporter for About Magazine and its subsidiaries. She is one of Houston’s most popular and most celebrated artist’s in the LGBTQIA community. She has performed at Houston’s Pride Celebration, Austin’s SXSW, and has won countless awards for her performances. Morena was the runner-up in Pride Houston’s 2013 Pride SuperStar. She was named Favorite Female Entertainer at About Magazine’s 2013 FACE Awards. She is also the winner of Morena also co-coordinates About Magazine’s annual Pride Edition and hosts the weekly open mic show “The Floor Is Yours” at Guava Lamp. In addition, Morena is also the designer of the MollyNation apparel, which has designed clothing for About Magazine, Spectrum South, and more.  Morena lives in and works from her home in Houston, Texas.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmorena.roas|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”info” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-twitterbird” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FMorenaRoas|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fmorenaroas|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Morena@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”8996″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Madyson Crawford” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Columnist”][vc_column_text]Madyson Crawford has both her B.A. and M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her specialization was in black geographies and knowledge production in the U.S. South. She is currently a political organizer and is passionate about reproductive justice and prison abolition. She identifies as Black and Queer and Fem. Her work explores narratives of black, queer, feminist politics in the South. She is currently writing a fictional column that explores the lives of three southern black queer women as they create, work, date, and exist. Her favorite color is yellow and she often rereads The Host by Stephenie Meyer. She accepts all criticisms for her choice in literature.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Faboutmagazine||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Madyson@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9713″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Wade in the Sonic Joy” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Columnist” color=”black”][vc_text_separator title=”Queer Non-Binary – Taurus/Gemini Cusp – They/Them/Their” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mars-stroke-v” i_color=”pink” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Wade is a columnist for About Magazine. They are a Houston-based singer, songwriter, producer, and model from Mystic, Connecticut. Wade started writing in 2007 as a part of Norwich Free Academy Writer’s Club Association. Wade began playing piano at age 15, and began releasing original music that same year. Wade has appeared in Nylon Magazine, OutSmart Magazine, has walked in Pride Houston’s Rock The Runway Fashion Show. They were nominated for the 2017 OutSmart Gayest and Greatest Awards. Wade is a non-binary, vegan, Pagan, Taurus-Gemini cusp & outspoken social activist jumpstarting their career in entertainment.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Wade@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9965″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Christopher Tyer” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Columnist” color=”black”][vc_text_separator title=”Gay Male – He/Him/His” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mars-double” i_color=”custom” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#bababa”][vc_column_text]Christopher Tyer is About Magazine’s LGBTQ pop culture and historical columnist. He is also a bartender and music enthusiast born and raised in Houston, TX. When he’s not combing through baskets of vinyl or obsessing over the latest releases, you can find him teaching colorguard at one of top groups in Houston, Cypress Independent.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9610″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Trent Lira” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Columnist”][vc_column_text]Trent Lira is a music columnist for About Magazine. A graduate of the University of Houston, Trent spent his time there working for Coog Radio at the Center for Student Media as Programming Director, a Blogger, and serving on the board. He also is 1/2 of Space Kiddettes; a local Houston music group that dabbles in music, podcasting, comedy, visual art, and community outreach creating and hosting DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME with the Houston Public Library. When not playing or gushing about music, he works in education and volunteers in the guide program for the Rothko Chapel.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Faboutmagazine||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Trent@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9901″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Melisa Rodriguez” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Photographer”][vc_column_text]Melisa “Mel Rose” Rodriguez is a photographer for About Magazine. Her photos have been featured in About’s 2018 Pride Edition and several articles. She is also a performer who can be seen singing in and around Houston. You can listen to her music at melroseonair.com[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmorena.roas|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”info” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-twitterbird” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FMorenaRoas|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fmorenaroas|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Morena@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4446″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Robert Neel” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Digital News Editor”][vc_column_text]Robert Neel is the Digital News Editor for About Magazine and its subsidiaries. Robert, in addition to his work with About, is fluent in advertising and marketing and works as a model. Robert lives in and works from his home in Nashville, Tennessee.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Faboutmagazine||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Nathan@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4444″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Cade Michals” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Investigative + News”][vc_column_text]Not only is Cade the Publisher, he is also an investigative news journalist. Cade’s in-depth investigations has won many state awards and his news is of original content. Cade also works in the music industry, working along side Nashville’s finest to promote their music and artistry. Cade lives in and works from Nashville, Tennessee.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthatcade%2F|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”info” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-twitterbird” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fcademichals|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Faboutmagazinetx|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Cade@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”8910″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Brandie Larsen” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Head Editorial Assistant”][vc_column_text]Brandie Larsen is About Magazine’s editorial assistant who helps with the selection and editing of About’s daily content, as well as the content selected by its sister publishing company, About Editions. Brandie is a graduate of Full Sail University with both her BFA and MFA in Creative Writing. Brandie lives in and works from Vanceboro, North Carolina.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fqueertexasnews|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”info” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-twitterbird” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Faboutmagazinetx|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Faboutmagazinetx|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Brandie@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”8915″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Adam Kuta” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_text_separator title=”Social Media Intern”][vc_column_text]Adam Kuta is the social media intern for About Magazine and its subsidiaries. Adam has a passion for telling interactive stories centered on diverse casts, LGBTQIA issues, and acceptance. He earned his Creative Writing for Entertainment BFA from Full Sail University, where he graduated as valedictorian and Advanced Achiever, was president of the PRIDE Club, and played lots and lots of video games. Adam lives in and works from Bellevue, Washington.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487361047566{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-facebook” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fqueertexasnews|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”info” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-twitterbird” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Faboutmagazinetx|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”chino” size=”sm” align=”center” i_type=”monosocial” i_icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-instagram” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Faboutmagazinetx|||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Laura@about-online.com” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Editorial Emeritus”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Lance Wilcox


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