Chelsea Manning supporters launch ‘Welcome Home Fund’ as WikiLeaks source nears release from prison

“The majority of Chelsea’s adult life has been spent under the control of powerful institutions. Upon her release she will need logistical, emotional and financial support to safely transition into the free world,” the fundraising page states in part. “For the first time in her life, Chelsea will have the opportunity to live freely as her authentic self, to grow her hair, engage with her friends, and build her own networks of love and support. We want her to have the tools to do that and to overcome the years of abuse she has experience in custody.”