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Chelsea Manning is set to be freed in May 2017 instead of finishing her 35-year sentence, which would have ended in 2045.
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Chelsea Manning’s legal team reports she’s been missing for a week, and several incarcerated trans women in Texas are being threatened with violence, both highlighting the dangers posed to trans women in prison.
Chelsea Manning’s five-day hunger strike is over as the Army reportedly tells her she can access gender confirmation surgery — but questions remain on how quickly they’ll take action.
The military refuses to tell Chelsea Manning’s lawyers about her status; Diamond ‘Lavish’ Reynolds, Philando Castile’s girlfriend, speaks out; a gay man was brutally arrested at Riis Beach; the FBI is investigating the case of a man found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park and more news stories.
Another death of a young black man at the hands of police in St Louis, the first ever openly trans White House staffer, why marriage licenses still aren’t being issued in a county in Kentucky after the Supreme Court decision, an attempt to ban LGBT-friendly children’s books in Venice, and more.
Manning is in a tight spot. Not only does she have to deal with the military’s transphobia and transmisogyny, but she also has to deal with the same thing coming from prison industrial complex in which she is imprisoned.
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“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female… I hope that you will support me in this transition.”