Chelsea Manning Could Get Transfer to Civilian Prison

In what I feel is somewhat surprising news, it appears that the Pentagon may be negotiating to transfer Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison in order to allow her to receive hormone therapy and other transgender consideration and treatment.

Manning is a very controversial figure even in my community – many transgender people I know will proclaim in public that they support her, but in private they will do a facepalm and exclaim “we really don’t need this kind of publicity.” Personally, I admit to being torn. Obviously she should have treatment, but I also very much wish she would sort of vanish from the news so the word “transgender” would stop being associated with “leaker,” “traitor,” or “criminal.”

Transgender Leaker Chelsea Manning Could Get Transfer to Civilian Prison – ABC News.

One thought on “Chelsea Manning Could Get Transfer to Civilian Prison

  1. Paula Overby

    Lets face it. Anywhere there is discrimination that has anything to do with race or gender, which is just about everywhere, we are going to get tagged. There is a reason why transgender discrimination is the civil rights issue of our day. Nothing easy about representing such a broad civil rights movement. There are those who think Manning and Snowden are heroes, like Thomas Pain, challenging the abuses of government in misleading American Citizens about our military engagements. We will change our culture in dramatic and meaningful ways. Let’s be proud of that !

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