Thought you were done hearing about Bradley Manning, the US soldier who leaked 750,000 pages of classified documents during the wikileaks scandal? So did we!
But now, it turns out that after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison, he announced that he will seek out hormone therapy to be able to live as a female named Chelsea Manning.
Chelsea made the announcement about her gender identity on the Today Show Thursday morning. In the official statement, Manning said, “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 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.”
An Army psychologist, called in by Manning’s sergeant after he was sent an email regarding his/her gender identity issues, said that Manning appeared as though he was isolated and under intense pressure as male solider dealing with his gender identity.
Manning is hopng the military prison will accomodate his request for hormone therapy.
Do you think the prison should be required to provide the therapy? We will soon find out!