Chelsea Manning asks to be listed as female in Pentagon database; doctor denies request

– The Washington Times – Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A military doctor recently denied Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s request to have her gender listed as “female” in a Pentagon database, a new court filing reveals, further frustrating the former intelligence analyst’s attempt to be recognized as a woman as she serves a lengthy prison sentence for stealing classified documents and giving them to WikiLeaks.

Formerly known as Bradley Manning, the 28-year-old soldier came out as transgender a day after being sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in military prison for espionage and other charges related to her role with the whistleblower website. She legally changed her name to Chelsea Manning in 2014, and last year the Pentagon agreed to let her receive hormone therapy while behind bars to aid in transitioning.

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