The Spread | 11.2015

DIANA JOY PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Photo Shoot Location: RETRO FITNESS Age 34 Occupation Costume Designer, Wardrobe Stylist, Fitness Instructor, Performer. Hometown Vermont. “I grew up out in the woods in a house my parents built.” Relationship status Single by choice. Something no one knows about you “I lost my virginity to a Blue Man…

The State | 11.2015

Transgender In Prison: California’s New Guidelines  California became the first state in the nation last month to agree to pay for transgender prison inmates to receive sexual reassignment surgery. Prison officials released specific guidelines in the wake of several lawsuits. Mattheus Stephens, a partner at Progressive Law Group, said the law says it must be…

The Talk | 11.2015

White Men “I like the idea that Hollywood is at the forefront of… [social] changes, but I think Hollywood is also very sensitive to the nation’s sentiments and wary [about what sells]… I think it’s a similar issue with gay stories too, but because white men can be gay, Hollywood is a little more lenient…

The Transaction | 11.2015

Trans Chorus Of Los Angeles The first chorus for transgender and gender-expansive people in the nation with a transgender artistic director. BY ORLY LYONNE On Sunday, October 19, the members of the newly founded Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) rehearsed together for the first time, giving birth to one united voice for transgender people.…