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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 is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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