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Lea Delaria

We Need To Move Beyond LGBT Alphabet Soup And Slurs

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.02.2016 | Queer Voices
DaShanne Stokes

The problem that all of this raises is that no single term is likely to be embraced by everyone, and most terms fall prey to the same problems as those we've already seen. They treat us as monolithic, negating our diversity and the multiplicity with which some people may identify.

Four Inappropriate Questions With Lea DeLaria

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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'OITNB' Star Opens Up About The Time She Went To Jail... For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices

For The Huffington Post's "4 Inappropriate Questions With..." interview, Lea DeLaria looked back on the time she was arrested in Missouri for being ga...

You Can't Color the Occupation Pink

Lihi Joffe | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Lihi Joffe

It is important for us as women and queers who suffer personally from systems of oppression, to also fight against systems of oppression that we benefit from.

LPAC Talks NYC Comedy Event "Levity & Justice for All" June 16th (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This fabulous must-attend event features an all-star line-up of lesbian comics and activists.

Here's Why Lea DeLaria Thinks We Should Use 'Queer' Instead Of 'LGBT'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices

"Orange Is The New Black" star Lea DeLaria recently shared her feelings surrounding labels when it comes to people identifying along the spectrum of q...

The Dinah Red Carpet Celebrities Talk LGBT Equality & More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I had a fabulous time talking with celebrities on the Red Carpet at The Dinah Hollywood Party in Palm Springs.

WATCH LIVE: 'OITNB' Star Lea DeLaria Talks Upcoming Concerts And Latest Album

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Lea DeLaria has made a name for herself in the world of showbiz. You may know her from "Orange Is The New Black," but she's also appeared on and off B...

Lea DeLaria: The "Bull Dyke Santa Claus"

Tristan Higgins | Posted 03.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

Lea DeLaria is busy. Sure, she is the most famous Butch on television - indeed, perhaps the only Butch that most of America knows. But did you know that she is also an extremely talented musician?

Mariah Hanson Talks Dinah Shore Weekend Palm Springs and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of the legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend that's in its 26th year and takes place i...

'Proud Fat Woman' Lea DeLaria Bares It All In Empowering, Emotional Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria strips down -- literally and figuratively -- in a moving, no-holds-barred video you have to see. In the new...

Lea DeLaria: Butch Lesbians Are 'Pariahs' Of The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Orange Is The New Black" star Lea DeLaria spoke out this week about the treatment of self-identified butch lesbians within the larger context of the ...

The Amazing Lea DeLaria Talks Pop Culture, LGBTQ Social Change, and the Radical Power of Big Boo and David Bowie

Lisa Stulberg | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Lisa Stulberg

We had a chance to catch up with DeLaria again last week to talk with her about the third season of Orange Is the New Black, her new jazz album House of David, and her sense of hope for the modern queer movement.

The Death of the Lesbian

Aimee Anderson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Aimee Anderson

For all the trans youth who are finally seeing themselves represented, who are now finding their own voices, writing their own blogs, and dancing freely, I'm ecstatic. But with new gains, there is loss. I care about the extinction of an entire people: lesbians.

Here's What Happened When 'OITNB' Star Lea Delaria Took Over HuffPost's Instagram For Pride

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The past week has been pretty major for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community -- so what better way could we celebrate last week...

'OITNB' Star Says Her Character's Backstory Was Like Reading Her Own Diary

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The third season of "Orange Is The New Black" cements Netflix's prison drama as "the most reliable show on television," and the latest batch of episod...

Watch The 'OITNB' Cast Pump You Up For Season 3

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.12.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Netflix has officially released the third season of "Orange Is The New Black," meaning your couch will probably be seeing a lot of you this weekend. T...

9 Times The Stars Of 'OITNB' Were Badass Feminists Off-Screen

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women

The third season of "Orange Is The New Black" comes out on June 12, and we could not be more excited to spend a full weekend binge-watching it. Th...

Ann Roth Honored at NYWFT's Designing Women

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.29.2016 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Even though she loves awards, Meryl Streep did not show up to introduce Ann Roth at last night's New York Women in Film and Television's Designing Women evening, where the legendary costume designer was being honored for lifetime achievement.

Lasagna at Bruce Springsteen's: Stand Up for Heroes/ Women in Comedy at Caroline's

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lee Woodruff, an exceptional M.C. for this event every year, sported some trendy tattoo jewelry created by the wife of the doctor who made the plate for her husband Bob's skull. Expect to see the awesome gold and silver body art sold at next year's event.

'Orange Is The New Black' Star Speaks Out About Her Subway Preacher Takedown

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One of our favorite out and proud queer actors spoke to Page Six yesterday about her decision to confront a homophobic preacher spewing his message on...

WATCH: 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Takes On Subway Preacher

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

You don't want to mess with Lea DeLaria. The outspoken lesbian actress who has received critical acclaim for her role on "Orange Is The New Black"...

You've Got Time

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

Time. You've got time. In the Netflix show Orange Is The New Black time is pretty much the only thing that is on the characters' side, because as Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) learned in season one, it's about all you can count on.

Uber Butch: An Interview with Lea DeLaria

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

I love my job as a writer. I get to write about being a butch lesbian. I get to share that with people. And, sometimes I get to do really awesome stuff -- like sit down to talk with Lea DeLaria.

How 'OITNB' Star Lea DeLaria Got Rev. Fred Phelps Kicked Out Of A Pride Rally

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“Orange Is The New Black" star Lea DeLaria is proud of many things: her career, her sexuality, and that one time she got Rev. Fred Phelps kicked out...