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Chelsea Manning Is Getting out of Jail today!

We’ve been hoping for this, and now it’s come to fruition: civil liberties advocate, author, and really rad lady Chelsea Manning is a free woman.

Celebrate today by remembering just much of a disgrace it was for us to put a trans woman in a male prison, to deny her life-saving medical treatment, and to then punish her for the trauma this induced.

And please, read Feministing alum and wonderful human Katherine Cross on how Chelsea became one of us.

Header image via Amnesty International

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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