Chelsea Manning shares photo after undergoing gender surgery
Transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning has undergone gender confirmation surgery.
Manning, who came out as transgender in 2013 while behind bars, announced Saturday (October 20) on social media that she had undergone surgery.
In the post, she wrote: “after almost a decade of fighting – thru prison, the courts, a hunger strike, and thru the insurance company – I finally got surgery this week.”
Manning shared a selfie from a hospital bed after undergoing the surgery. She did not share any additional details of the procedure.
The activist also took time from her hospital bed to condemn the Trump administration’s attacks on transgender rights, after it was reported that the White House is planning to adopt new regulations which would end legal recognition of gender changes.
She said: “laws don’t determine our existence – *we* determine our existence – it’s our weapon, our shelter, our energy, our healer, our truth – we will keep moving forward – we will keep fighting – existence is *our* only law.”
Manning has had a long road to the surgery.
She first came out as a transgender woman five years ago, while serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking files to Wikileaks while serving in the US military.
The prisoner was denied the right to transition while in jail, leading her to make several suicide attempts.
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