Chelsea Manning

The latest news about Chelsea Manning, the transgender woman at the center of the WikiLeaks case. Born as Bradley Manning, Chelsea Manning came out about her trans identity after the 2013 trial surrounding her involvement with WikiLeaks, a nonprofit website founded by Julian Assange that published history's largest leak of information from the U.S. government, provided by Manning. Chelsea Manning was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act, dishonorably discharged, and sentenced to 35 years of confinement. She remains a controversial figure, with some viewing her as a whistleblower and hero, while others perceive her act as traiterous.

The Department of Justice argued that letting the transgender prisoner grow her hair more than two inches 'would pose a significant security risk.' Seriously?

November 13 2015 6:12 PM

In the first of a series of Web posts from military prison, Manning (shown at the beginning of her transition) discusses an experience that pushed her into despair.

October 07 2015 8:32 PM

Manning will have 21 days of restrictions on recreation; the maximum penalty would have been indefinite solitary confinement.

August 18 2015 7:59 PM Updated

Manning could face a maximum penalty of 'indefinite solitary confinement.'

August 13 2015 11:20 AM

The government must now respect Chelsea Manning's gender identity in word — and her lawyers hope it won't be long until the military follows suit in actions by providing transition-related health care.

March 07 2015 7:00 AM

This is the second time military officials have said Manning could begin treatment deemed 'medically necessary,' and follows Manning filing a lawsuit for healthcare access.

February 13 2015 4:03 PM

'I do not believe I'll be able to survive another year or two ... without treatment,' says the trans military whistleblower, in the wake of the military's continued delays in providing transition-related medical care.

September 24 2014 4:52 PM

Manning's doctors have deemed her transition-related care medically necessary, but a new statement from the Wikileaks source says Defense Department promises are just lip service.

August 23 2014 1:33 AM

Nearly a year after her lawyer put in a request to begin hormone replacement therapy, it appears that the Department of Defense has agreed to treat Chelsea Manning.

July 18 2014 2:01 PM

Transgender Studies Quarterly bills itself as the first nonmedical journal focusing on contemporary issues facing the trans and gender-nonconforming communities.

May 27 2014 3:46 PM