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Audio: On Point with Tom Ashbrook: Transgender In America

The day after Private then-Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his massive leak of classified documents to Wikileaks, Manning’s attorney announced that the Army private self-identified as a woman, and that her name would henceforth be Chelsea. On WBUR’s On Point, host Tom Ashbrook talks to University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Deirdre McCloskey, LGBT activist Ryan Sallans, author Andrew Solomon, and callers to the show, about the lives and reality of transgender people in the United States.