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Chelsea Manning

In one of his last moves in office, President Obama has commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army private who leaked a massive trove of military secrets to WikiLeaks.

The former intelligence analyst's prison sentence has been shortened to expire on May 17, 2017, according to a statement from the White House.

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“It’s Chelsea, not Brad.” That’s what Army Private Chelsea Manning declared after she was convicted and sentenced to military prison as Bradley Manning for her role in leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. Chelsea is one of the estimated 700,000 Americans who identify as transgender: people whose gender identity or expression is different than the sex that is listed on their birth certificate. At noon on KERA 90.1, three members of North Texas' transgender community join Think host Krys Boyd to school us on preferred terms, the distinctions between gender identity and sexual orientation, and to share how they, their families, and their friends dealt with the change.