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

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
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 | Monday Mar 3, 2014
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

Thursday Nov 14, 2013
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

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 25, 2013
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

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 15, 2012
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

By Shaun Knittel | Thursday Jul 26, 2012
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

By Ryan J. Foley | Thursday Nov 11, 2010
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.

San Antonio Cop Accused of Raping Transgender Woman

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Mar 2, 2010
A San Antonio, Texas, police officer has been accused by a transgendered prostitute of picking her up while in uniform, handcuffing her, driving her elsewhere in a police car, and sexually assaulting her.