• Chelsea Manning aboard the ACLU float at the 2017 NYC Pride. (Glenn Garner / Instagram.)Source: Glenn Garner / Instagram.
Chelsea Manning appeared at the 2017 NYC Pride parade for the first time since coming out as a transgender woman, and for the first time since being released from jail earlier this year.
By
Chloe Sargeant

27 Jun 2017 - 11:33 AM  UPDATED 27 Jun 2017 - 11:33 AM

This weekend saw the 2017 NYC Pride parade go ahead, featuring some of New York City's colourful and passionate LGBTQIA+ people.

For one in particular, this parade was particularly special. 

Chelsea Manning attended the NYC Pride parade for the very first time since coming out as a transgender woman, but also for the first time since her release from jail for leaking classified government and military information to Wikileaks.

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She rode on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) float (who provided her legal representation during to fight to be given Hormone Replacement Therapy in jail), before jumping in to a car with transgender activist Gavin Grimm for the last leg of the parade.

In a tweet, Manning said she was "honoured" to represent the ACLU, and "lost her voice from screaming so much".

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