Bradley Manning, the Army private recently sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, said that she plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.
Manning, whose defense attorneys presented evidence of her struggle with gender identity disorder during her trial, announced her decision in a written statement provided to NBC’s “Today” show.
In a statement, the Army said that it “does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery for gender identity disorder.”
“Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller revealed he is gay while taking a public stand against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
Miller, who tabloids have long speculated to be gay, came out in a letter declining an invitation to attend the St. Petersburg International Festival. Stating that he was “deeply troubled” by the country’s anti-LGBT stance, Miller wrote, “As a gay man, I must decline.”
He went on to say that he “cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.”
Read Miller’s entire letter here.