To Those Who Think Bradley Manning Supporters Should Get Their Own Damn Parade

By: Saturday May 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Fellow blogger and colleague Tbogg here at Firedoglake doesn’t much like that Bradley Manning supporters are still making headlines with their outrage over the San Francisco Pride Committee choosing to rescind giving Manning the honor of being a Grand Marshal during this year’s parade and celebration. He writes, “Let’s be entirely honest here. The attempt to [...]

SF Pride CEO Resorts to Lies as Scandal Around Honoring Bradley Manning Continues

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 8:24 pm

A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Supervisor David Campos, has spoken out on the ongoing scandal involving San Francisco Pride’s decision to not honor Pfc. Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of the Pride parade. He has urged Pride to hold a public meeting before this year’s parade and celebration on June [...]

San Francisco Pride Won’t Reschedule Meeting, Board’s Decision on Bradley Manning is ‘Firm’

By: Sunday May 12, 2013 9:36 pm

The board of directors for San Francisco Pride has posted another statement on Facebook that will only be further igniting controversy around the decision to rescind honoring Pfc. Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal during the 2013 Pride Parade and Celebration. The statement put out on Facebook late this afternoon declares, “SF Pride’s decision concerning [...]

How San Francisco Pride Is Perpetuating a Scandal by Not Reinstating Bradley Manning as Grand Marshal

By: Thursday May 9, 2013 1:37 pm

The San Francisco Pride Committee held a meeting on Tuesday night. It was their monthly meeting and the Board of Directors was well aware that there would be individuals from the community that would be attending to express their outrage at the Board’s decision to not allow Pfc. Bradley Manning to be honored as a [...]

Former San Francisco Pride Grand Marshal Who Nominated Bradley Manning Details Board’s Capitulation

By: Monday April 29, 2013 6:37 pm

At the end of last week, San Francisco Pride’s President Lisa Williams and its Board of Directors went against the vote of the “electoral college” that had decided to honor Pfc. Bradley Manning, the gay soldier who the military is prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks. Williams announced late Friday that a “mistake” had been [...]

SF Pride President Capitulates to Military Groups, Announces Bradley Manning Won’t Be Honored

By: Saturday April 27, 2013 10:28 am

A group of former San Francisco Pride parade grand marshals that SF Pride calls its electoral college announced on April 26 that Pfc. Bradley Manning, the gay private who the United States military is currently prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks, had been selected as honorary grand marshal for this year’s LGBT Pride Celebration. The [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Don’t You Understand’ by Linq

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 10:34 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in keeping dissent alive and how musicians are translating today’s social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday. Musician and former pharmacist, Linq is a singer-songwriter who performs in New England and [...]

Free Bradley Manning Contingent Marches in Chicago Pride Parade

By: Sunday June 24, 2012 5:57 pm

A contingent of people supportive of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, marched in Chicago’s Pride Parade to celebrate being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The group, organized by the Gay Liberation Network (GLN), was one of 200 registered contingents in the parade. Around fifty marched in Manning’s support, [...]

How the US ‘War on Terror’ Impacts Women and Sexual Minorities

By: Monday July 18, 2011 4:46 pm

(photo: Cover of new CHRGJ report on impact of US counter-terrorism policies on women, sexual minorities) Calling attention to how the US government’s counter-terrorism measures impact women and sexual minorities (those in the LGBTI community), the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) has released a report that suggests the USG government cannot continue [...]

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