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Trans Community Tweets Their Chucks To Honor Chelsea Manning’s Freedom

By in Huffington Post on May 19, 2017

By Elyse Wanshel

Chelsea Manning shared a touching photo on Instagram on Wednesday, the same day she was released from prison.

The simple photo features a shot of black Converse Chuck All-Stars and boasts the caption: “First steps of freedom!!”

First steps of freedom!! . . #chelseaisfree

A post shared by Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea87) on May 17, 2017 at 6:39am PDT

The photo, which received over 14,000 likes, was her first post on her brand new Instagram account.

To commemorate the whistle blower’s newfound freedom, the trans community and other supporters have been tweeting photos of their Chuck All-Stars alongside the hashtag #ChucksforChelsea.

My partner’s next pair…#ChucksForChelsea pic.twitter.com/7HBJRqMTRP

— Brenna (@AstroTira) May 17, 2017

One of my heroes. I’m so glad she’s free #ChucksForChelsea pic.twitter.com/evHyYvPZ8y

— Butch Fatale (@Yuri_Librarian) May 17, 2017

I’m not out yet, but still willing to share my #ChucksForChelsea. pic.twitter.com/RSdArwDBdY

— Sarah (@CareofSarah) May 18, 2017

Welcome back sister! @xychelsea #ChucksForChelsea #ChelseaManning #chelseaisfree #girlslikeus #LoveIsLove pic.twitter.com/rdk6slsfwx

— Brianna Westbrook (@BWestbrookAZ8) May 18, 2017

My son and me and our #ChucksForChelsea ! (His feet are almost as big as mine and hes only 8!) pic.twitter.com/iJOIEhROJb

— Caiti Weiser (@CaitiWeiser) May 17, 2017

Pre-transition #ChucksForChelsea @xychelsea pic.twitter.com/JrvMXNOfMh

— The FIR3F7Y (@FIR3F7Y) May 18, 2017

Was wearing sandals when I first heard about #ChucksforChelsea but now that I am home I can finally contribute! pic.twitter.com/yFo1JSO3c5

— SinDay (@vetenskapp)     

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