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Chelsea Manning

The latest coverage on 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.

Chelsea Manning Released But May Head Back To Jail

A court held the trans whistleblower in contempt two months ago for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks.

Chelsea Manning Jailed for Contempt of Court

Manning was ordered to jail today for refusing to testify in secret to a grand jury regarding WikiLeaks.

Wellness Check on Chelsea Manning Involved Armed Police

They entered her empty apartment due to concerns about Manning's welfare, but she calls the action a sign of a "police state."

Chelsea Manning Reported Safe After Posting Disturbing Tweets

The messages sent a wave of concern for her safety through Twitter.

Chelsea Manning on Why She Went to an Alt-Right Party

The controversial leaker of military documents spoke to The Advocate about running for Senate, what she would say to Obama, and her controversial decision to attend an alt-right gathering.

LGBT Voters Don't Have to Support Every LGBT Candidate

It's our duty to defend Chelsea Manning from online bigots, but our obligation to her ends there, writes Amanda Kerri.

Dear Chelsea Manning: Please Don’t Do This

One trans woman to another: Your bid for the U.S. Senate is doomed to fail, even if you win.

Chelsea Manning's Senate Run Is Met With Enthusiasm, Transphobia

The transgender whistleblower's political campaign has sparked strong reactions on both sides of the political spectrum.

Chelsea Manning Was Always Unqualified for Harvard

The trans whisteblower was offered a fellowship at Harvard before a conservative outcry helped yank it away. It wasn't the right job for her to begin with, writes former service member Amanda Kerri.

Trump's CIA Director Helps Boot Chelsea Manning From Harvard

Mike Pompeo loudly objected to the transgender leaker's fellowship at the Ivy League university.

Trump Inaccurately Claims Obama Pardoned Chelsea Manning

Obama actually commuted Manning's sentence, but Trump made the inaccurate statement in defending his pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Chelsea Manning Enjoys Her First Pride Since Prison

The ACLU invited Chelsea Manning to join its float as it made way through New York City.

Chelsea Manning Has a Message for Obama: 'Thank You'

The transgender whistleblower gave her first post-prison television interview on ABC News.

Chelsea Manning Publishes First Post-Prison Portrait: "Hello World"

No more sketches! The transgender whistleblower unveiled a glowing new photograph of herself after her release from military prison.

Chelsea Manning Released From Military Prison

The transgender soldier was released from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas Wednesday morning.

Chelsea Manning to Be Released After 7 Years of Confinement

Arrested for espionage in 2010, Chelsea Manning is finally being released after serving time in a male prison.

Trump Uses Fox News's Words to Slam Chelsea Manning

The president calls Manning an "ungrateful traitor" for her critique of Barack Obama, just minutes after those words appeared on Fox News.

Obama Defends Manning Commutation, Lauds LGBT Activists

In his final presidential press conference, he touted LGBT advances but didn't take all the credit. 

Obama Commutes Most of Chelsea Manning's Sentence

Manning will be released in May, White House officials announced.


Assange Offers to Surrender If Chelsea Manning Is Granted Clemency

Assange has been in self-imposed exile at an embassy in London for more than four years, to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges. He could face espionage charges in the U.S.