From a small-town childhood to convicted WikiLeaks leaker, with the latest development: A request on Aug. 22 to live as a woman and change his name to Chelsea.
On Aug. 22, a letter reportedly from Army Pfc. Bradley Manning stating that Manning wanted to live as a woman named Chelsea was disclosed on NBC’s “Today” show. Manning’s sexual orientation and transgender issues came up during his trial on multiple charges connected to his leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks Web site. The photo on the right is one Manning took that was released last month. Patrick Semansky/AP Buy Photo