Bradley Manning

HRC: Pvt. Chelsea Manning comes out as transgender, deserves respectful treatment

WASHINGTON -- Pvt. Chelsea E. Manning has announced that she is female and wishes to begin hormone treatment therapy.

Jeff Krehely, Human Rights Campaign vice president and chief foundation officer,y released the following statement:

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy count, guilty on lesser charges

FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge Tuesday acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge the Army intelligence analyst faced for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables.

Manning was convicted on nearly all of the lesser charges considered by the judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, in connection with the largest breach of classified material in U.S. history.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Bradley Manning's identity shall remain private

For 18 months, an Army soldier had been held as a political prisoner by the U.S. government with no trial. This soldier is accused of sharing classified information with the world media through the website Wikileaks. There is much about this story that is not well-known, including the guilt or innocence of Pvt. Bradley Manning.

San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality to host membership meeting Tuesday

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) will host its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 pm.

The public is welcome to the meeting, which will include a number of organizational business and discussion items.

SAME was founded in 2008 following the passage of California's Proposition 8. The nonprofit organization is open and democratically-run, with its membership committed to fighting for LGBT rights and marriage equality.

Dan Choi talks about Bradley Manning's WikiLeaks hearing, which raises issue of gender identity

After spending 18 months in custody without formal charges filed against him, Pfc. Bradley Manning was ushered into a courtroom at Fort Meade, Md. on Dec. 9 for a seven-day pre-trial hearing to ascertain whether a formal court-martial against Manning would proceed. Manning is accused of leaking tens of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, including a video of a military helicopter attack in Iraq that killed 11 people.

Closing arguments set for Thursday in Bradley Manning hearing in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Military prosecutors and the defense have concluded their presentation of evidence in the Article 32 hearing of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, and closing arguments will begin Thursday, the Washington Post reports.

Bradley Manning's gender identity issues raised in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Pfc. Bradley Manning was a deeply troubled soldier struggling with issues of gender identity whose alleged leaking of classified material to WikiLeaks could have been prevented by superiors.

He was also a gifted intelligence analyst who had received extensive training in proper handling of classified information and had been reprimanded once for breaching the rules.

VIDEO: San Diegans to rally for release of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning

SAN DIEGO -- A rally will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, from 3 to 5 pm in support of the release of openly gay Bradley Manning, who was imprisoned on July 29, 2010, after being accused of releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks.

The documents consist of video of U.S. Apache helicopter crew in New Baghdad opening fire on innocent people, including two employees of Reuters and two children. It caused an international backlash against America’s foreign wars.