Saturday, October 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton: Hostile to the Trans Community
October 29, 2013, speaking at the Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Summit at the Ritz-Carlton in Marana, Arizona, Hillary Clinton declared (WikiLeaks, Attachment, Document 3):
So on the WikiLeaks, there was the embarrassment factor, there were the potential vulnerability factors that individuals faced. The WikiLeaks issue was, you know, unfortunate. Private Manning should have never had access to a lot of what he did have access to. So, in effect, it was a problem. But it didn't expose the guts of how we collect and analyze data.
August 22, 2013, two months prior, Manning had announced she was Chelsea Manning to the world via her attorney. Prior to that, the military was aware of her gender issues and this had been passed on to Hillary Clinton at the State Dept as early as 2010.
So despite knowing Chelsea was a trans woman for three years and despite her knowing Chelsea had publicly declared she was a trans woman two months prior, Hillary still insisted upon insisting Chelsea was a "he."
Some friend to the LGBTQ community Hillary is.
From the August 23, 2013 snapshot:
Tuesday, July 30th, Bradley was declared guilty of all but two counts by Colonel Lind. Yesterday, Manning issued a statement through NBC's Today show thanking supporters and declaring, " I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility). I look forward to receiving letters from supporters and having the opportunity to write back." These developments and more were addressed today in the first segment on KPFA's The Morning Mix which, Fridays from 8 to 9 in the morning, is Project Censored's radio program. (The program is briefly archived at KPFA but it is also archived permanently at this Project Censored radio page.)