Buried in the last few paragraphs of a long story, the UK's Daily Mail quotes a friend of BRADLEY MANNING thusly: "‘He was different from other kids. He was interested in girls but he
could never really get them to be interested in him. When he was 13, he
told me he was gay.’"
Over the weekend, the British Daily Telegraph described Manning as "openly homosexual," and delved into his Facebook account to retrieve a status update referring to "an ex-boyfriend" as well as a photo of Manning, at a gay-rights rally, holding a placard that demands LGBT rights on the battlefield.