(London Telegraph) A day after being sentenced for leaking classified material, Bradley Manning revealed that he was hoping to have a sex change.

In a written statement read on NBC News’s ‘Today’ programme, Manning said he wants to start hormone therapy as soon as possible and asked supporters to refer to him by his new name, Chelsea, and to use the feminine pronoun.

But Manning’s demands may set up another legal fight – the army said it does not provide hormone treatment or sex-reassignment surgery

Manning’s lawyer said he will force the army to accommodate his client.

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