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.
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.
'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.
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.
Transgender Studies Quarterly bills itself as the first nonmedical journal focusing on contemporary issues facing the trans and gender-nonconforming communities.
An Associated Press report cites anonymous Pentagon officials who claim that the WikiLeaks source has been cleared for transfer, and will receive hormone therapy.
The WikiLeaks source announced today that she is now legally recognized as 'Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.' Manning also provided an update on her current state of affairs, including whether or not she will receive health care.
Other grand marshals include Ross Mathews and Janet Mock.