The Spread | 02.2016

Kevin Chau Giovanni Cecchin PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE  Kevin: (R) 30  Gio: 40 HOMETOWN  Kevin: Saigon, Vietnam.   Gio: Santa Maria, Brazil. HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN EACH OTHER?  Kevin: 5 years.  Gio: 247 weeks. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?  Kevin: 2 years.  Gio: Not long enough. OCCUPATION  Kevin: Scientist.  Gio: English Teacher…

The State | 02.2016

Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) Enhancing Dignity And Safety Equality California sponsors new legislation to expand equal restroom access in California. BY ORLY LYONNE Equality California announced last month that it is sponsoring legislation, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), that would establish the nation’s most progressive restroom access law. AB 1732, the Equal Restroom Access Act,…

The Talk | 02.2016

I Was Reborn “I was no longer living a lie and I will never go back in the closet for anyone… Being out is literally the best feeling in the world. There is no better feeling than knowing who you are and accepting it. It’s like I was reborn, and since that day my life has…

The Transaction | 02.2016

Holly’s Legacy Holly Woodlawn Estate partners with Los Angeles LGBT Center to create memorial fund for transgender youth. BY ORLY LYONNE Before she died internationally-acclaimed cabaret performer and Andy Warhol muse Holly Woodlawn had decided to leave a legacy of support for at-risk LGBT young people. Shortly after her death on December 6, her estate…

The World | 02.2016

Protecting Refugees  Germany plans shelters for gay refugees amid attacks; The Netherlands, Austria teach asylum seekers about LGBT rights. BY VICTOR MELAMED Support groups in Germany are planning special shelters for gay refugees and migrants after incidents of abuse and violence amid the country’s record-setting immigration, reports NBC News. The Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany…