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Chelsea Manning to Receive Taxpayer-Funded Gender Transition Surgery After Announcing Hunger Strike

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"The military is finally doing the right thing."

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Attorneys for the transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said Monday, July 11, 2016, her hospitalization last week was due to an attempted suicide. (U.S. Army via AP File)

U.S. Army solider Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of espionage, announced a self-imposed hunger strike last week to demand taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery. Manning's protest was short-lived as the Pentagon has reportedly decided to acquiesce to the demand.

Manning, who was born Bradley Manning, is currently being held at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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