I awoke today feeling a profound sense of thanks, clarity, and absolute resolve to keep standing up and moving forward. Before I tell you that we are ready for what is next, let me be thankful.
The US Justice Department is responsible for investigating systematic abuses by police departments.
On Tuesday, the National Center for Transgender Equality sent a letter to President Obama urging the commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence for disclosing classified information to the media. Manning, a transgender woman, is serving the seventh year of a 35-year sentence in a military men’s prison. The letter notes the President’s strong record of defending the dignity of transgender people, working to improve prison conditions, and granting clemency in appropriate cases, and urges him to do so in Ms. Manning’s case.