Private Manning identifies as a woman

How to fairly and kindly talk about transgender people can be a struggle when one doesn’t have the language to do so.

Chelsea Manning, first known to the world as Pfc. Bradley Manning, told the world Thursday that she is indeed Chelsea. The conversation has, understandably turned to the identity of this person, and less about the 35 years she’ll be serving and why. Mara Keislingis the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and she is on board to help us properly hold the conversations that have arisen with Manning’s most recent revelation.


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