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When it comes to real men, men who have shown great courage in the face of enormous risk to their future lives and freedom, we live in times when some of the most courageous  are LGBT. 

Today, Bradley Manning announced he considers himself to be a woman and that she would like to be referred to as Chelsea E. Manning, with female pronouns. She released this statement:
"As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,

"I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition."

"I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility)," 

"I look forward to receiving letters from supporters and having the opportunity to write back."

Glenn Greenwald is a gay man who has demonstrated enormous, heroic courage and integrity as a journalist and truth-teller. His parter, David Miranda, was recently detained by British agents when he was passing through Heathrow Airport on his way from Berlin to Buenos Aires. 

I'm not really sure if it is politically correct to put together an article like this. But as far as I'm concerned, these are the kind of real men we need a lot more of in America. I am so grateful to the the courageous acts these heroes have taken. 


Photo of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, wearing a blonde wig, which was released by the army as part of the defense documentation at Manning's trial by manning defense/army

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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We live in the times when men  castrate thems... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:15:17 PM
heroes are, sadly, never traditional. And god bles... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 3:59:05 PM
To me it seems more probable that living in an irr... by Paul Repstock on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:16:32 PM
1. I  never lived in England and although som... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 7:28:26 AM
while I totally respect and appreciate your point ... by Paul McArthur on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 10:15:21 PM
and thanks to Glenn and his partner, and Bradley/C... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 2:04:16 PM
Otherwise, no comment. After all, I haven't done a... by Ad Du on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 2:21:54 PM
The unfortunalte aspect of this is that this some ... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 4:25:56 PM
At times it seemed that the entire government case... by Paul Repstock on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:16:04 PM
We all know this phrase, and its general meaning. ... by Kim Cassidy on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 6:27:44 PM
have to say that  I would NEVER be able to ag... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:00:26 PM
You've raised lots of big questions, all deserving... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:20:05 PM
This is a clever list, along a similar vein, putti... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:33:44 PM
'sexism'! There are more than enough female chara... by Paul Repstock on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:01:53 PM
;-)but you knew that.And you are right, "nurturing... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:50:05 PM
There's a good chance that they will put him in so... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 6:52:49 PM
confinement... Manning has spent tons, if not all,... by Kim Cassidy on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:25:04 PM
I was thinking about this after I wrote the above ... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:03:11 PM
Have you heard of the online newsletter "Solitary ... by Kim Cassidy on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:51:32 PM
"Solitary Watch" has been my resource for the arti... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 6:19:07 PM
At this time the majority of americans, including ... by Kim Cassidy on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 10:54:47 PM
Does anyone really think that our Government would... by greg timmons on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 6:59:29 PM
Thanks for saying it!... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:16:05 PM
Amy,I'm glad you agree ---------- cause it makes m... by greg timmons on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:26:13 PM
I also think that this may be a Weapon of Mass Dis... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:41:18 PM
but I do not see support for Manning waning, the p... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:50:11 PM
and add his name to his kill list because Manning ... by greg timmons on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 8:08:49 PM
that Manning's support will not wane and may even ... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:15:52 PM
just as was the terror alert we just had because t... by greg timmons on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 8:14:06 PM
Yours and Amy's points ring true. They indicate t... by Kim Cassidy on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 9:54:29 PM
are both under the control of the Corporations ---... by greg timmons on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:54:51 PM
You included mentioning the corporations, who own ... by Kim Cassidy on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 1:22:10 AM
that over the last 30 plus years we have been buil... by greg timmons on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 7:35:12 AM
The senior editor team checked out the photo of Ma... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:19:41 PM
in their title, then all sides of any story should... by Paul Repstock on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:48:32 PM
to discredit Manning and the information in the Wi... by Paul Repstock on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:40:48 PM
Genesis 1:27 says we are created male and female i... by Burl Hall on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 5:37:27 AM
it seems that the government's timing of this rele... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 8:33:38 AM
is one thing the Empire does not possess ---------... by greg timmons on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 9:23:22 AM