Chelsea Manning

1007, 2014

“the first trans person to _______”

By |July 10th, 2014|Culture, LGBT, Transgender|3 Comments

What I’m about to write is going to be seen by most as nit-picky, and to be entirely honest, it is.

“_________ becomes first trans person to ________”

Anytime I read that phrase, I ask myself, “How does this person know?”

I mean, there could have been a dozen, a hundred, or a million trans people to do […]

609, 2013

My Conversation with Jim Goad

By |September 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|9 Comments

I recently wrote a Thought Catalog article titled “I Can’t Write for the Same Website as Jim Goad”. Within the comments section of the article, multiple people suggested that we “debate” the issues (the primary issue I had was that Jim had referred to transgender people as “self-mutilating freaks”). Jim and I began e-mailing each […]

2508, 2013

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (What’s in a Name?)

By |August 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Among the most basic of American principles is the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” To erase one’s identity, to render them an invisible segment of society, is to deny them true life.

Last week, Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, announced to the general public something transgender activists have known for […]

2308, 2013

Kristin Beck is the Real Traitor, Not Chelsea Manning

By |August 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Over the past 2 days, Kristin “Warrior Princess” Beck has taken to her Facebook account to pen some frustratingly transphobic screeds. Before she has a chance to delete them, I just wanted to capture her statements in the off chance she tries to backpedal.

This is not a woman who should represent the trans community in […]

2308, 2013

What Do You Have to Gain by Dehumanizing Us?

By |August 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do you have to gain by calling Chelsea Manning “him,” “he,” or her birth name? Are you so insecure about your own gender identity that you worry that if she’s allowed to be herself, you’ll be less of a man or less than a woman as a result? Really, what’s it to you?

Yes, she […]

2208, 2013

On Chelsea Manning: “you expect the tax payers to cover this?”

By |August 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|4 Comments

So Manning wants to live as a woman. Let me guess, we have to pay for it. #outrage

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 22, 2013
Yes, absolutely.

Do prisons provide insulin to individuals who suffer from diabetes? Yes. Do prisons provide antidepressants to prisoners suffering from depression? Yes. Do prisons provide chemotherapy to prisoners suffering from cancer? […]