Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.
“I am Chelsea Manning. I am female,” the Army private wrote in a statement read on TODAY Thursday. “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.” - Entire story here.
For me, the 'oddly enough' part is that it's still called Gender Identity Disorder - it is still classified a disorder. Not for long - maybe. Although because it is considered a disorder, some insurance policies, and prisons, provide for sexual reassignment surgery.
Transgenders do not like the 'disorder' language however. Disorder is a bad word in modern parlance.
Bradley Manning is only 25 - I wonder about his emotional stability.