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Bradley Manning: call me Chelsea, I’m a female now

New identity: Bradley Manning has announced that she wishes to be referred to as Chelsea Manning. In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Army, Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick

New identity: Bradley Manning has announced that she wishes to be referred to as Chelsea Manning. In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Army, Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick

Bradley Manning, the 25 year old soldier convicted of giving U.S. secrets to Wikileaks, has contended throughout his trial that his actions derived from his desire to identify as a woman.  Now going by the name “Chelsea Manning” she is filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Army to receive hormone therapy, while serving his 35 year prison sentence, to complete his female transition.

On Thursday morning, an Army spokesman told  CBS News:  ‘The Army does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery for  gender identity disorder.’

New life: Manning, pictured outside the Maryland court on Tuesday, said she has felt she is a woman since her childhood. On Wednesday, she was sentenced to 35 years behind bars for leaking documents (photo courtesy of DailyMailOnline)

New life: Manning, pictured outside the Maryland court on Tuesday, said she has felt she is a woman since her childhood. On Wednesday, she was sentenced to 35 years behind bars for leaking documents (photo courtesy of DailyMailOnline)

Military inmates have access to mental health  professionals, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, social workers and  behavioral science specialists, she said.

You may recall California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a law allowing transgender children to use the bathroom they identify with in California’s public schools.

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