Bradley Manning wants to live life as a woman. Prior to this, he was gay.
“I am Chelsea Manning. I am female,” the Army private wrote in a statement read on TODAY Thursday by his attorney. “Given the way that 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.”
“I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility),” he continued in the statement. “I look forward to receiving letters from supporters and having the opportunity to write back.”
Photo of Chelsea Manning with long blonde hair sent to his lawyer, explaining he had gender identification problems. He has also used the name Breanna.
The taxpayer might have to pay for his transition to female. Massachusetts has already approved sex-reassignment surgery for a murderer. Spies are probably more popular. He will probably serve his sentence at Fort Leavenworth, which does not provide sex-reassignment surgery though they do provide therapy. But he can always sue!
US prisons put transgender prisoners in the birth-sex prison but he can always sue!
Americans now have a penchant for adjusting how 99.997% of the population live for the other .003%.
Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison but with time off for good behavior, he will serve 8 years.