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.
What happened on the last season of Netflix's hit show Orange is the New Black? So many things!
Androgyny is not something often considered beautiful, so for Ruby Rose to redefine beauty and still have mass appeal is very exciting. But it does raise questions over why some gender non-conformity is celebrated while other forms are ridiculed or ignored.
This season was another testament to the #YesAllWomen campaign and another brave step forward into the unknown territory of asking society to accept all these women.
When I saw Brook Soso fall apart on Season 3 of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, I knew exactly what was happening to her. I know, because like Soso's character, I've also been locked in an institution and forced to deal with mental illness without the support that I needed.
Rose's overnight transformation into every straight girl's wet dream has left a lot of lesbians shaking their heads with amusement, annoyance, or, in some cases, downright anger.
In reading two memoirs by members of the LGBT community, I was reminded of our similarities and differences.
After watching three episodes of Orange is the New Black, season 3, I find that it is not as terrifying or funny as the previous episodes, and I am grateful. The series continues to humanize the women, sharing their stories, their challenges, and how even when there a moments of hope and light, the reality of the downward spiral comes back to haunt them.
Even though Chapman is a self-proclaimed WASP, Martha's Vineyard just seemed too Pre-Prison Piper. Bermuda is where affluent East Coasters go to get just outside their comfort zones enough to brag to their friends.
This Friday -- when we all start binge-watching Season 3 to find out what happens to Rosa -- keep in mind that the show misrepresents the real women's federal prison population. If Netflix is the closest you've gotten to women's federal prison, here are four things that you need to know.
What happened on the last season of Netflix's hit show Orange is the New Black? So many things! But if you don't have time to catch up before diving into season 3, fear not! We're here to help.
I am a sister to a beautiful and kind young transgender woman. My sister is not famous, in fact she is having a hard time finding employment to this date. She is still struggling to be accepted, and she is still in danger every time she leaves her home.
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.
Of the hundreds of films screened at festivals across the nation only a handful will wind up at your local theatres, and that goes for those lucky enough to have been viewed at the growingly prestigious Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).
Shows like "Orange Is the New Black" (OITNB) and investigative documentaries like Diane Sawyer's "A Nation of Women Behind Bars" highlight life in lockdown and have opened up a national conversation about the lives and treatment of female prisoners.