EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Manning wants to be a woman, says ‘I am Chelsea’
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Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.
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I know we’ve had to defend our stance on referring to Manning as “Bradley” pretty stridently while the trial was going on. But I think that Manning deserved the right to make a statement on the issue, rather than for all of us to assume based on information that was released to the public without Manning’s consent. And now, she has—ahead of what’s bound to be a challenging prison sentence. Chelsea faces a tough road ahead in fighting for hormonal treatment therapy in prison, but her lawyers are ready to fight for it.