1. CALL ME CHELSEA

    Bradley Manning: ‘I Am a Female’

    US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning arrives alongside military officials at a US military court facility to hear his sentence in his trial at Fort Meade, Maryland on August 21, 2013. A sentencing decision will be announced later Wednesday. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A day after he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified military information, Pfc. Bradley Manning announced he plans to begin a gender transition and live the rest of his life as a woman. “I want everyone to know the real me,” he said in a statement read on NBC’s Today show Thursday. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way I feel and have felt since childhood, I plan to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.” Manning requested that the media use his new female name. 

    Plans to live life as a woman.
    Read it at NBC News