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Kansas judge grants legal name change and new birth certificate for Chelsea Manning

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can exchange the name Bradley for Chelsea to reflect her desire to be treated as a woman, a judge in Kansas ruled on Wednesday. Manning’s name…

Judge approves Chelsea Manning name change request

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can exchange the name Bradley for Chelsea to reflect her desire to be treated as a woman, a judge in Kansas ruled on Wednesday. Manning’s name…

Chelsea Manning re-honored as grand marshal of 2014 San Francisco Pride parade

Imprisoned U.S. Army Private Chelsea Manning has been awarded an honorary grand marshalship for this year’s San Francisco Pride parade. The Associated Press reported Saturday that the organizing committee chose Manning to amend for the controversy that surrounded her nomination last year, which was later rescinded. Manning — who was…

Right-wing attorney: ‘Clownish’ transgender people the ‘laughing stock’ of the LGBT movement

The heads of a conservative law firm believe that transgender individuals are “clownish” and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell encouraged gay soldiers to rape their colleagues. Wednesday during their “Faith and Freedom” video series on YouTube, Mat Staver and Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel discussed the transformation…

Chelsea Manning has made ‘several friends who accept her for who she is’

A lawyer for army private Chelsea Manning says the soldier is doing well as she goes through the indoctrination process at military prison. David Coombs said on his blog on Thursday that he was able to speak with Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, while she goes through the three-week…

Transgender Americans: Chelsea Manning isn’t the only one

Transgender Americans: Bradley Manning isn’t the only one (via The Christian Science Monitor) Coy Mathis, left, plays with her sister Auri, at their home in Fountain, Colo. Coy is a boy, but to her family members, Coy is a transgender girl. Colorado officials recently ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs…

Watch: Obama heckled over sentencing of Chelsea Manning

President Barack Obama was interrupted by protesters on Thursday night amid a speech on college affordability. While Obama was speaking in Syracuse, New York, two woman began shouting at him. One of the women held up a giant “Free Bradley Manning” sign. Both women were escorted out of the event.…

The Daily Beast publishes column that alleges ‘true rape’ doesn’t occur in prison

Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, will likely fare well in prison because “true rape” is mostly a myth, according to a column published by The Daily Beast on Thursday. Manning was sentenced to 35 years for leaking U.S. secret documents on Wednesday. She is expected to serve her time at…

Bradley Manning: ‘I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female.’

Bradley Manning, the US soldier sentenced to 35 years for leaking secret documents, said Thursday she now considers herself as a woman called Chelsea. “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” the 25-year-old said in a statement read out…

Bradley Manning comforts his own sobbing legal team: I’m gonna be OK

WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning kept his composure Wednesday when he was sentenced to 35 years and comforted his own legal team when they broke down in tears, his lawyer said. David Coombs, the civilian who led Manning’s team, said his client was stoic but he and other lawyers cried when…

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