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Bradley Edward Manning, the whistleblower, claimed to have a female gender identity in 2013 while spending time in prison to reveal a large number of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks.

Famous whistleblower and 2018 US Senate candidate Chelsea Manning will cover the spring issue of the Dazed British style magazine from 2019, which will be dedicated to "talking about the global creativity and strength of LGBTQIA + communities".

According to the media outlet itself, this step was taken "in the light of the recent news of proposed plans by President Donald Trump to reverse the rights of transgender people in America, and the ongoing attack against transgenders in Britain".

So far, Dazed has revealed only two other cover stars of this so-called Infinity Identities issue alongside Manning, with LGBT rights activist and transgender model Hunter Schafer and Ariel Nicholson, a 17-year transgender – & # 39; model of the hour & # 39; , the landing of the Characteristics.

"During this week, Dazed Digital will run a campaign that studies LGBTQIA + rights more broadly, through the personal and political," according to the magazine's website.

However, some social media users did not seem to agree with the reasoning of the magazine or to approve Manning's appearance.

how are they threatened, I thought there was a big global drive to promote them?

– Review of gifts and greetings (@GreetingsGifts) 12 февраля 2019 г.

Try "American traitor" – because let's be honest, instead of transferring documents to a US news publisher, for example NY Times or Wash Post, they went to Julian-friggin-Assange! No heroism there!

– (Mx) Em Jackson 💙💜 (@ MxEmJackson1) 12 февраля 2019 г.

Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning) stayed behind bars for seven years after he whistled the whistle of the United States and committed extrajudicial killings in Iraq and Afghanistan, transferring over 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks in 2009 and 2010.

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In prison, Manning issued a statement in 2013, claiming to have a female gender identity since childhood and expressing his preference for being known as Chelsea Manning.

Manning's 35-year verdict was converted by the then US President Barack Obama at the end of his term in January 2017 and left prison in May.