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'OITNB' Shares Holiday Greetings From Litchfield

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Interwebs are buzzing this morning, as the cast of the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" share their YouTube holiday greetings, a la "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Nobody's Prison Bitch: A Spoiler-Filled Conversation with Lea DeLaria

TELEVISION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
EDGE chats with Lea "Big Boo" DeLaria as season two of the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" heats up.

Report Outlines Problems in LGBT/HIV Criminalization

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 11
A new report from Columbia Law finds that policy changes are needed to address the criminalization of LGBT people and people living with HIV.

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

’OITNB’ Holds Talkback at LA’s Paley Center

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 3
On March 14, Los Angeles’ Paley Center will host a PaleyFest 2014 Talkback at the Dolby Theatre with the cast of the hit Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black."

Texas County Adopts Policy to Protect LGBT Jail Inmates

LOCAL | Nov 14
HOUSTON -- The sheriff of Houston’s Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates, including allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gende

Doing Hard Time: Inside ’Orange is the New Black’ With Lea DeLaria

TELEVISION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 25
Summer is on full blast, and the heat is rising around Jenji Kohan’s new Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black," starring Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew and everyone’s favorite butch, Lea DeLaria.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 15
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project celebrated a decade of helping low-income trans people with free legal help, survival education and movement-building with a special event honoring three prominent transgender activists.

DOJ Standards Protect Transgender Inmates from Rape and Abuse

CRIME | By Shaun Knittel | Jul 26
In May, the DOJ released standards to prevent and respond to prison rape. The transgender community, which faces high rates of sexual abuse behind bars, rejoiced.

Wis. inmate seeks to nix deal in sex-change case

NATIONAL | By Ryan J. Foley | Nov 11
A transgender inmate wants to reject an agreement that would make her the first in Wisconsin given state-issued women’s underwear in a male prison and instead continue her lawsuit seeking a taxpayer-funded sex change.

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