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4 days until Chelsea Manning's Disciplinary Board (for her suicide attempt)

The Chelsea Manning Support Network contacted us by email to inform us that: 1) The date of Chelsea’s disciplinary board hearing has been changed to Thursday, September 22 at 9:30 am CST. 2) This board has been convened to consider the charges brought against Chelsea. 4) Chelsea will not be permitted legal representation at the board. She …

A beautiful personal essay from a transwoman in the closet

Hedwig And The Angry Inch Published on Medium, Jennifer Coates’ “I Am A Transwoman. I Am In The Closet. I Am Not Coming Out.” is a thoughtful, empathetic, challenging personal essay about identity. With pathos and wit, she details her own journey with gender dysphoria, her relationship with both masculinity and femininity, and her critiques of the current wave of feminism. The lengthy piece …

Chelsea Manning on hunger strike, demanding treatment for gender dysphoria

Today, days before she is to face an administrative board who will punish her for her recent suicide attempt, whistleblower Chelsea Manning has announced that she will go on hunger strike until she receives treatment for her gender dysphoria. Manning is not allowed to have any representation present when she faces the three-person administrative board. The last time she saw these three people, …