CNN.com: The U.S. Army soldier sentenced this week to 35 years in prison for leaking 750,000 pages of classified documents said Thursday he will seek hormone therapy and live as a female named Chelsea.
"As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me," Manning said in the statement. "I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. 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."