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Chelsea Manning Formally Requests Name Change

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WikiLeaks‘ most famous whistleblower, the army private formerly known as Bradley Manning, has taken the first step toward officially becoming recognized as a female

Manning requested a Kansas court to change her name to Chelsea and will also request hormone therapy, the Pvt. Manning Support Network announced on Wednesday.

After she was sentenced to 35 years in prison in August 2013 for leaking hundreds of thousands of secrets to WikiLeaks, Manning announced that she was female and wanted to henceforth be known as Chelsea. Manning’s leaks to Julian Assange‘s organization include the Iraq and Afghanistan War logs, the Collateral Murder video, and the trove of diplomatic cables popularly knows as “Cablegate.” Read more…

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