US military to give hormone therapy to imprisoned Guardian columnist Chelsea Manning

The day following his sentencing under the Espionage Act to 35 years’ imprisonment for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, Private Bradley Manning announced that he wanted to be known as Chelsea and desired to begin hormone replacement therapy. That was August of 2013, and today, a Defense Department official has announced that the hormone therapy has been approved…

Related: The Guardian Hires Chelsea Manning

The Guardian’s U.S. news wing announced on Tuesday that it has hired Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley Manning) as a contributing opinion writer.

The Guardian‘s U.S. editor-in-chief Katharine Viner announced the news on Twitter, adding that Manning will write about “war, gender, freedom of information.”

Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 after being convicted of leaking classified national security documents to WikiLeaks…

More coverage at The Daily Mail: “During her trial, a Navy psychiatrist testified that Manning suffers from gender identity disorder, or wanting to be the opposite sex, as well as narcissism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.” (Italics added.)  A natural for The Guardian.