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Brazilian murder, the gay ’60s, and Chelsea Manning

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence

US President Barack Obama has commuted most of the remaining sentence of Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower behind an enormous 2010 leak of of military and diplomatic documents. Manning, who is a transgender woman, has served seven years of a 35-year sentence in a men’s military prison.

Read more at the New York Times.

Brazilian mother confesses to murder of gay son

A 32-year-old mother near Sao Paolo, Brazil has confessed to stabbing to death her gay teenage son. The mother has offered conflicting reasons for the killing, but the boy’s uncle says it was likely because he was gay.

Read more at LGBTQ Nation.

Gambian president hangs on to power

The notoriously anti-gay president of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has declared a state of emergency to hang on to power, stalling after he lost a national election. Jammeh’s government previously blamed the loss on a gay plot.

Read more from Reuters.

Photographs of the gay ’60s

Young photographer Anthony Friedkin documented gay life in San Francisco in the late ’60s in a series of photos, now on display in New York. Take a look at some of them from Time Magazine.

LGBT groups join Women’s March on Washington

American LGBT rights groups, including the National Centre for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign, are supporting the Women’s March on Washington, scheduled the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president.

Read more at the Washington Blade.