For more than 10 years our team has provided award-winning, original LGBT news for Texas

About Magazine + About News + Queer Texas News is an independent LGBT news organization that produces local and state news, entertainment and investigative journalism in the public interest of our readers.

Our coverage focuses exclusively on important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines 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, and always providing the truth.

As an LGBT news organization that provides coverage for the State of Texas 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.

About Magazine + About News + Queer Texas News is headquartered in Houston. Its establishment was announced in November 2008. We have correspondents in Dallas, Austin, Galveston, San Antonio and Beaumont.

Our Editorial Team

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Anthony Ramirez

Editor In Chief

Anthony Ramirez is the Editor-in-Chief of About Magazine + About News + About Editions. He writes the column Less Than Butterflies for About Magazine, and is also the author of the novels Where He Lay Down, Witches of the Deep South, and The Write Thing. Anthony lives and writes from his home in Houston, Texas.

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Jessica Olsen

Associate Editor About Magazine + Fiction Editor About Editions

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.

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Ian Syder Blake

Associate Editor About Trans

Ian Townsley is the Associate Editor for About Trans. Ian is an outspoken advocate for the trans community and a performer who runs the H-Town Kings drag king show at Pearl Bar every Wednesday night.

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Robert Neel

Digital News Editor

Robert Neel is the Digital News Editor for About Magazine + About News.

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Morena Roas

Music + Entertainment

Morena Roas is one of Houston’s most popular artist’s in the LGBT community. She has performed at Houston’s Pride Celebration, and has won countless awards fro her performances.

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Edward Sanchez

Fashion + Beauty

Edward Sanchez is one of the leading Make-Up Artists and Fashion Stylists in the United States. As a Houston native, Edward has saloons in Houston and Beverly Hills.

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Shelby Jeffcoat

Social Blogger + Live News Journalist

Shelby Jeffcoat is a Social Media Blogger and News Journalist for About Magazine + About News + Queer Texas News. Shelby extends coverage for social news and breaking news.

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Cade Michals

Investigative + News

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.

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Laura Smith

Travel + News

Laura Smith leads the Travel division of About Magazine + About News + Queer Texas News. She is based in Austin, Texas and also extends coverage of the Austin metro area.

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David Guerra

Sports + Photojournalist

David Guerra leads the LGBT sports division for About News + About Magazine + Queer Texas News. David also leads oversight into photojournalism.

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Ray Hill

LGBT Historian + Civil Rights

Ray Hill is a legendary historian in Texas for the LGBT community. Ray’s insight in to history, LGBT criminal justice and the Texas prison system allows our team to bring original, and informed news to our readers.

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Will Edings

Entertainment Reporter + Investigative Journalist

Will Edings is an Entertainment Reporter and Investigative Journalist for About News in Houston, Texas. Will’s insight in to entertainment, LGBT events, and music allows our team to bring original, and informed news to our readers.



Lance Wilcox
News + Entertainment Editor

Sylis Easton
Digital Editor

Justin Peranio
Food News Digital Editor

S. Neel
Digital Social Media Editor