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  1. Chelsea Manning Sues U.S. for Denying Her Gender

    She wants to let her hair down. The incarcerated WikiLeaker, currently serving a 35-year sentence for espionage, is suing the U.S. Defense Department for medical treatment to aid her male-to-female transition. The former Army soldier — once known as Bradley — has gender dysphoria, a sense of not belonging to one’s biological sex. She’s seeking hormone therapy and permission to follow female grooming standards, such as hair length. Manning’s bid for gender freedom could help transgender prisoners nationwide.

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