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Welcome Home, Chelsea Manning!

  • 4745 North Beacon Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

Join GLN at this house party to help support Chelsea after she leaves prison.

Chelsea Manning is the LGBTQIA+ movement’s greatest anti-war activist and the longest-imprisoned whistleblower in U.S. history. 

She frequently suffered prison conditions internationally recognized as torture, including long bouts of solitary confinement. During these times, she was often stripped and left naked for long periods. As a transgender woman, she was forced to conform to male dress code and grooming standards. 

Chelsea will finally be released from federal prison on Wednesday, May 17th.

Her “crime”?

  • Exposing felonious conduct, including murder, by U.S. occupying soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, during both the George Bush and Barack Obama administrations;
  • Exposing U.S. government complicity with dictators and oligarchs in the Middle East to oppress their peoples, information that helped spark the “Arab Spring” against a series of despots all over the region;
  • Exposing the role of then-Sect of State Hillary Clinton in assisting the 2009 military coup in Honduras, the first 21st Century coup in Latin America, after which the new regime and its oligarch allies murdered numerous LGBTQ, campesino, indigenous and trade union activists, journalists and attorneys, as that small nation attained the highest murder rate in the world.

During her incarceration, no major LGBTQ organization stepped up and gave her even lip-service support, afraid of jeopardizing their fund-raising and preferring instead to mimic their Democratic Party allies in the Obama administration, which was deeply embarrassed and angered by Chelsea's courageous exposure of their cynical and illegal international dealings.

The result is that Ms. Manning will be leaving prison with virtually no institutional supports. To help in her adjustment, we are hosting a house party to raise funds, all of which will go directly to Chelsea.

Home of Andy Thayer & Aldo Hernandez
4745 N. Beacon St, #3S, Chicago
Wednesday, May 17
6:00pm to 10:00pm

$20 - $50 suggested donation, cash bar
No one turned away for lack of funds

Checks for Chelsea can be made payable to "Gay Liberation Network" (write "Chelsea Manning" in the memo line) and mailed to:
PO Box 409204
Chicago, IL 60640

Sponsored by the Gay Liberation Network