Bradley Manning Says He Wants to Begin Hormone Therapy and Live as a Woman named 'Chelsea'

The military responds to request from army private convicted of leaking U.S. top secret information.
3:00 | 08/22/13

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snowden and the nsa. Bradley manning leaked the top secret documents, just sentenced to 35 years behind bars this week, tonight revealing he wants to live behind bars as a woman. The military responding to that request. Here's jim avila. Reporter: Bradley manning had one more secret to tell, the small statured man in the army greens is actually a woman inside. Those pictures of him cross dressing shown at trial were real and not a defense tactic. In a letter released today, manning wrote, 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. Manning wants to be called she and begin the transformation immediately. Given the way that I feel and have felt since childhood, i want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. That may be difficult because at fort levin worth where he's to serve a 35 year sentence for releasing 700,000 documents to wikileaks, the military does not offer that type of treatment but his attorney vows to fight. I'm going to change that. Reporter: The attorneys first demonstrated their client's feeling about being a woman during the pre-trial hearings. He called himself brianna back then t today it reads chelsea. To the teenager kidnapped

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