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Friday, February 13, 2015

Bradley becomes Chelsea-"Be all that you can be," indeed

Posted for Ramsey Ferguson:
In a first for the Army, Chelsea Manning, the convicted national-security secrets leaker, has been approved for hormone therapy for transition to a woman at the Army's Fort Leavenworth prison, according to a memo obtained Thursday by USA TODAY.
Manning remains a soldier as well as an inmate.
"After carefully considering the recommendation that (hormone treatment) is medically appropriate and necessary, and weighing all associated safety and security risks presented, I approve adding (hormone treatment) to Inmate Manning's treatment plan," Col. Erica Nelson, the commandant of the Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks in Kansas, wrote in a Feb. 5 memo.
Formerly named Bradley Manning, the soldier was convicted of sending classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence and is eligible for parole in about seven years...

1 comment:

  1. This is one interesting article. I never knew the military didn't allow transgenders to serve in the army, let alone not let the transgender that alreadya re in the army receive hormone therapy treatment. I definitely believe that treatment shouldn't be limited based on sexuality. Everybody needs to have the prestige of getting treatment when they need it.