The Spread | 05.2016

Cody Joseph Terro PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 39 HOMETOWN: Creole, Louisiana SELF IDENTIFY AS: Gay RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single MAJOR LIFE EVENT: I was 12 years old riding passenger of a three wheeler when a Pizza Hut van jackknifed me in the back—penning my leg between the van and the three wheeler—severing my toes, crushing…

The Talk | 05.2016

Hurtle Backward “We see it right here in Mississippi… how swiftly progress can hurtle backward… How easy it is to single out a small group and marginalize them because of who they are or who they love.” —First lady Michelle Obama on Mississippi’s recent “religious freedom law” marginalizing the LGBT community in her commencement speech…

The Transaction | 05.2016

Transform California Kick-off of statewide transgender movement promotes safety and respect. BY ORLY LYONNE Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined individuals from the transgender community, statewide LGBT organizations, local officials, civil rights groups, businesses, faith-based leaders and community members to launch Transform California last month—a statewide movement founded by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center…