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Bradley Manning: I want to become a woman called Chelsea

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by Joseph Earnest  August 22, 2013


Newscast Media FORT MEADE—Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted of leaking classified material to the antisecrecy website WikiLeaks, has said he wants to be a woman and wants to be called Chelsea.

Manning announced the decision in a statement read on NBC's "Today" show.

The statement read, "I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female."

The statement was made public one day after a military court sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison for sending classified documents to WikiLeaks that were then made public.

Manning's attorneys had presented evidence of the soldier's gender-identity struggle as part of his defense during the military trial.


Manning's lawyer David Coombs said Manning has requested hormone therapy at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Prosecutors were originally demanding 60 years of hard time for Manning, but his attorneys said he should not serve more than 25 years.


One wonders if Manning becomes a woman, will he be held in an all-male prison, or would he be transferred to an all-female facility?  What would be the pros and cons of being held in either facility?


Of course that would probably depend on whether or not Manning plans to retain his private parts.   Add Comments>>

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