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.
The election of President-Elect Trump has brought about a wave of fear throughout our LGBT communities and this is especially true for LGBT immigrants and LGBT Muslims.
The National Center for Transgender Equality opposes the nomination of Ben Carson for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), based on his extreme anti-LGBT views and his long record of opposing life-saving safety net programs and fair housing laws.