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Chelsea Manning Joining Guardian Newspaper as Opinion Writer

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"War, gender, freedom of information"

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning, who was tried and convicted for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks, is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The Associated Press has referred to Manning as Chelsea since shortly after she announced in August her desire to be known by that name and treated as a woman. Manning has been diagnosed by at least two Army behavioral health specialists with gender dysphoria, or gender identity disorder. (AP/U.S. Army, File)

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, will join The Guardian U.S. as a contributing opinion writer. Katharine Viner, the site's editor-in-chief, made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday.

Manning was convicted of leaking more than 700,000 classified military documents and videos to WikiLeaks, and is currently serving a 35-year prison term.

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning, who was tried and convicted for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks, is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The Associated Press has referred to Manning as Chelsea since shortly after she announced in August her desire to be known by that name and treated as a woman. Manning has been diagnosed by at least two Army behavioral health specialists with gender dysphoria, or gender identity disorder. (AP/U.S. Army, File) In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning, who was tried and convicted for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks, is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The Associated Press has referred to Manning as Chelsea since shortly after she announced in August her desire to be known by that name and treated as a woman. Manning has been diagnosed by at least two Army behavioral health specialists with gender dysphoria, or gender identity disorder. (AP/U.S. Army, File)

Politico has more on the story:

She will write "occasionally from Fort Leavenworth prison on the subjects of war, gender, and freedom of information" for the British newspaper's American site, Viner wrote in a staff memo. Manning will not be paid.

Manning wrote an essay for The Guardian in December about being a transgender woman. Manning began transitioning to a woman while in custody last year.

Viner also announced on Tuesday that The Daily Beast's Ben Jacobs and The Huffington Post's Sabrina Siddiqui are joining the site as political reporters.

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