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SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’

Bradley Manning

Further to the outrage expressed at the announcement of Bradley Manning being a grand marshal at San Francisco Pride, a few minutes ago Lisa L. Williams, SF Pride board president issued the following statement:

26 April 2013: Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal in this year’s San Francisco Pride celebration. His nomination was a mistake and should never have been allowed to happen. A staff person at SF Pride, acting under his own initiative, prematurely contacted Bradley Manning based on internal conversations within the SF Pride organization. That was an error and that person has been disciplined. He does not now, nor did he at that time, speak for SF Pride.

Bradley Manning is facing the military justice system of this country. We all await the decision of that system. However, until that time, even the hint of support for actions which placed in harms way the lives of our men and women in uniform — and countless others, military and civilian alike — will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride. It is, and would be, an insult to every one, gay and straight, who has ever served in the military of this country. There are many, gay and straight, military and non-military, who believe Bradley Manning to be innocent. There are many who feel differently. Under the US Constitution, they have a first amendment right to show up, participate and voice their opinions at Pride this year.

Specifically, what these events have revealed is a system whereby a less-than-handful of people may decide who represents the LGBT community’s highest aspirations as grand marshals for SF Pride. This is a systemic failure that now has become apparent and will be rectified. In point of fact, less than 15 people actually cast votes for Bradley Manning. These 15 people are part of what is called the SF Pride Electoral College, comprised of former SF Pride Grand Marshals. However, as an organization with a responsibility to serve the broader community, SF Pride repudiates this vote. The Board of Directors for SF Pride never voted to support this nomination. Bradley Manning will have his day in court, but will not serve as an official participant in the SF Pride Parade.

The two-day San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is June 29-30.



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905 Comments for “SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’”

  1. We know what he did, and he was brave. The patriotic arguments you raise has been used against the LGBT movement before.

    Shame!

    • This guy wasnt brave. He betrayed the uniform he wears and the millions that came before him. He put his fellow sisters and brothers, gay and straight in harms way. All he did was weaken a nation. Hes no hero. If he had a problem with what people were doing in a time of war he had OFFICAL MILITARY channels he could have gone to, BUT NO. He wanted to make a name for himself so I say lock him up and throw away the key…in the days of yester-year, a person that committed TREASON in a time of war were given a .45 court marshal. Trader.

      • Time of war? What war? Did we declare these police actions as wars? When did this happen? Where are the WMD’s? Bin Laden is dead? We are simply doing the work of the energy giants and giving the blood of our sons and daughters for their profits. Mannisng never killed anyone. Halliburton killed hundreds.

      • All he has done is embarass US politicians like Clinton and Obama. Putting lives in danger? That’s more likely to have been the result of the neocon outing of Valery Plame, an active duty CIA asset working in Turkey to investigate nuke proliferation. All her assets have been burned, just as US assets in Russia were burned by Pollard’s treason.

      • Shiloh, I’m sorry, but you are one of the most ignorant people I’ve heard a comment from, and these days there are plenty. You obviously are not in the service, never have been, and show your allegiance on your sleeve, and that allegiance is to the mass media and ignorance. How is he a traitor? That was a claim by an embarrassed government caught LYING to us. Again. Can you mention any of the claims made in his leaked information? Do you care about both sides of the story? You obviously feel the need to be judge, jury, and executioner for whoever you see fit. I’m supremely disappointed in you and every brainwashed ignoramus that shares your views. You CANNOT go through military channels when those military channels are the ones making sure the public doesn’t know the truth, you dolt. He cared enough about his nation, about the innocents suffering from our ILLEGAL occupations, and honest truth. He risked EVERYTHING so we KNOW the TRUTH. And a propaganda campaign dubbing him a traitor leads to people not even looking at the information. You make me sick. To call for someone jailed for life, to be SHOT??? Over this? Who the hell do you think you are? He put NOBODY in harms way. Every soldier there is in harms way because our wars are ILLEGAL! The rest of the world hates us for our murders and occupations. Nothing can change your mind, but you and the people that caved to Manning being removed as marshal are pathetic and of the lowest forms of life. When people like you are out of the way, maybe we’ll have peace through love, truth, and compassion. You exhibit none of those qualities. Go watch Fox News.

      • Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers since 2009 than all other presidents combined since 1900. What chance did the important and truthful material that Bradley Manning expose have of actually being acted upon through OFFICIAL MILITARY channels…..z e r o. He did a brave and courageous thing. AND what does the military have to do with a decision as to which gay man or woman will be the Grand Marshal? This is shameful on so many fronts…..

      • “He wanted to make a name for himself…”

        Yeah. That’s why he never told anyone what he did except the creep who ratted on him.

        “he had OFFICAL MILITARY channels he could have gone to…”

        I believe he did and they told him to keep quiet and not rock the boat. And what would you do when it was those same “OFFICAL [sic] MILITARY channels” that were committing the crimes?

        “He put his fellow sisters and brothers … in harms way.”

        There is no evidence that anyone was put in harm’s way. Even the State Department has admitted as much. And the documents were carefully vetted prior to their release to make sure nobody’s situation was compromised.

        “I say lock him up and throw away the key…”

        Even though he has yet to be convicted of any crime. Way to be cheerleader for the ignorant and uninformed.

      • In America, if you torture, you go free. If you expose torture, you go to jail (see John Kiriakou, former CIA agent).
        If you expose government misconduct, including but not limited to murder, blackmail, deceit, and outright theft, you have somehow “betrayed the uniform.” Shiloh, that you could even utter the platitude “he had official military channels he could have gone to” bespeaks either unfathomable naivete or just plain stupidity. Keep drinking the kool-aid.

      • In harm’s way – how? Can you name ONE person who was hurt?

        What “war”? Who are we at war with? Do you mean the AUMF? But that lasts forever. Are we are far forever, then?

        “Trader.”

        What’s wrong with trading?

      • Shiloh, Manning showed the world, the criminal acts of the crew of a Helicopter Gunship, he also showed the World the criminal acts of that OFFICIAL MILITARY that already knew of its existance and did NOTHING, that too by the way is a WAR CRIME. As for treason he hasnt been charged with treason, the Military is too scared of that, because the United States Constitution requires that a person charged with treason has to appear in a full article 3 CIVILIAN court as it is the ONLY crime that the Constitution has specific guidelines to try! Something that the Military most definitely doesnt want because Manning would Walk on his treatment by the cowardly USMC personnel that shamefully treated him contemptuously and criminally in Quantico!

      • I long for a day where American patriots will not only lack the ignorance you clearly possess, but will be able to accurately spell the words they accuse others of. I think you lack of critical thinking makes you are the traitor* (not trader, he’s not a fucking merchant), for your ignorance is so great you willingly condemn those who expose our governments crimes.

      • You are talking out of your ass. Obviously you have no idea what this young man did or why he did it. You are parroting the same old propaganda that the government spewed while they held him in solitary confinement for years. Why don’t you take the time to find out the facts before you waste our time by posting such idiotic drivel. BTW…the pentagon found no harm to any servicemen from Manning’s leak and he did try to use the chain of command but they ignored him. Perhaps if you had ever served in the military you would already know this.

      • Yeah, it was simply Manning putting them in harms way….not our Dear Leaders or the soldiers themselves who signed up knowing the risks of military service but fully ready to kill people in another country to force “freedom” on them.. What a ridiculous point of view you have….too bad your guilt doesnt work too well.

      • manning made clear that our soldiers were trigger happy killers with fools for leaders and less than honorable methods for choosing targets…
        the video of the gunship killing the newsmen and the others including children proves this beyond a doubt…
        so shiloh stuff your phony patriotic crap where you found it…
        the real treason took place in washington dc and the wars for profit…

      • That is false. Utterly and completely false. The Pentagon has stated on several occasions that even they can find no evidence of a SINGLE PERSON endangered by Manning’s actions, military, civilian, or informant. He did go to his commanding officer about his concerns and was reprimanded and told to “drop it”, so you’re wrong there too. You might try reading his court statement. Dan Ellsberg leaked Top Secret documents and is a national hero. Manning leaked nothing above “Classified”. His actions were brave and everything I’ve been told to honor as an American. You, on the other hand, are wrong on all counts and ough to be ashamed.

      • A “trader” is someone who trades stuff. Baseball cards, Naked lady tees, Faberge eggs and the like. I think you meant traitor who is is someone who betray’s their country. As a former service member (and I can tell you’re not one), I can tell you that Bradley Manning’s oath was to his country and he didn’t betray that trust. He’s a political prisoner because exposed a lie his country was trying to keep. Which indeed is the American way.

      • “Trader”, LOL

      • SF Pride Parade? How about Sf Gutless Sniveling Weasel Parade ?

        Covering up war crimes IS a war crime. Failure to investigate, and prosecute war crimes IS a war crime. In the matters of the “Collateral Murder” incident, and Mahmudiyah , Manning is the only non-criminal involved, being prosecuted by the criminals. The revelations about Mahmudiyah are why we aren’t still in Iraq, ’til at least 2024. The Wikileaks releases revealed Obomber ‘s & Petraeus’ lies about the then secret (to us) war in Yemen. They revealed O & Hil’s illegal sophistry, and action ( Or non-actions) in response to to the Honduran coup. They revealed the State Department carrying water for Monsanto, in planning retaliation against countries that banned GMO crops. Even the innocuous material reveals a massive, and habitual abuse of power. That is, the power of secrecy.
        Manning deserves every medal anybody can find to give him, and new ones should probably be invented. He got nothing for all that information, so no, he is definitely not a “Trader”.;0Not a traitor, either. A genuine hero .

      • Trader, I guess Traitor is what you meant… and by brave what do you mean? Is bravery sitting in a helicopter rejoicing in glow of heavy machine gun fire ripping through bodies of Reuters Journalists? Exposing WAR CRIMES should not be considered treason…We fight for “freedom” but when we expose OUR OWN governments faults we are hunted down and persecuted. and if you knew a damn thing you were talking about OFFICIAL MILITARY channels could have been gone through and would undoubtedly fail as have hundreds of other whistleblowing attempts about the war crimes committed by soldiers of the US Military. I understand that Military force is required and that war can be necessary but covering up war crimes such as cold blooded murder of journalists(reuters, and americans) is something that should never happen. the reason why Manning is in prison right now is because it is ILLEGAL TO SHOW TO US MILITARY IN A UNSAVORY WAY! dont believe me…read the transcripts from his trial.

      • Actually he tried military channels, then he tried the TV news, then he tried several print news sources, only wikileaks returned his contact attempts. Please inform yourself before you judge. The community has suffered far too long from uninformed hatred

      • If Bradley Manning had gone through official military channels he would have been silenced before he could make his revelations public. My four years of military service, including 1 year in Vietnam, are my qualifications for this statement. Both the Sec of Defense and Sec of State are on record as saying that no one was killed or injured as a result of his revelations. The transcript of his statement to the court which was not released to the public clearly states that the documents he released lost all strategic value after 24 or at most 48 hours. He released these documents months and years later. Their classification as secret or top secret was strictly done to keep the public in the dark and unaware of the deadly results of wars that are both illegal and immoral.

      • You sound like a facist in the making. Back in the days of “yester-year” we had slavery, jim crowe, people of color and women had no rights to vote. and of course there was”the closet”. Do you really want to glorify violence. You have no idea what about the principles that this country aspires to but has never achieved. Bradley Manning is hero of the highest order for revealing the truth about criminal and illegal maner in which this country conducts it’s policies. A torturer in us military unifrom is a torturer same as the nazis.

      • Bradley Manning was a whistleblower.

        Are you aware of what whistleblowers do? They tell us when those in our government or within our military of whatever office or rank are doing unlawful and corrupt things; and what those corrupt things are.

        You are a misinformed sycophant: “Someone who tries to get what they want, or earn someone’s respect, by using flattery on those people who would be able to influence their goals. The term sycophant has a negative connotation, because the person does not attempt to achieve their goals through hard work or sincerity.”

        He put himself on the line to inform us. Guess you have problems with those who do NOT “just follow orders” or “just doing their jobs” – the same one who allowed what happened in Germany to go on. Grow up and learn something besides what you are told to think. Many whistleblowers are killed, imprisoned, tortured, and/or made “fun of” to control the thinking of the masses.

      • steven mendelson

        He is a hero who tried to stop the US criminal war machine. Under the Nuremberg decisions after WWII, it is his duty to report war crimes. Let’s hope we have many more Bradley Mannings in the future.

      • Apparently when one witnesses war crimes one should keep quiet and not rock the military boat. Like a Good German.

        And by the way ,Shiloh, it is traitor, not trader. Unless you are revering to traitor joes

        jj

      • He is more a patriot than you could ever understand. Despite that, SF Pride is punishing him before found guilty. His first amendment right was subservient to that of the military, according to Lisa. This is not a time of war. It is a time of FALSE wars in order to reduce civil rights. You need to pay attention as some reduction in freedoms may not be undone. It was Bradley who brought this to our attention, not you, not the military and not the government. Bradley is on your side even if you cannot recognize it.

      • Official military channels are what allowed Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and the countless CIA black sites where they tortured innocent civilians around the world to exist. Manning is a hero, the only people who committed treason are those who did those heinous acts and the people who refused to stand up and say it was wrong.

      • I assume you mean traitor, as being a ‘trader’ is as American as apple pie. What are your thoughts on using propaganda and mendacity to send thousands of brave souls into harm’s way to shore up your small clique’s political goals? How about causing the deaths of thousands of servicemen and women, as well as untold hundreds of thousands of dead and displaced civilians? Is that patriotic if you’re doing it from behind a lectern with a presidential seal on it?

    • Exactly. I don’t think Harvey Milk would have approved these statements! The person who tried to get Manning to lead the parade is to be commended!

      “If you see something say something” – unless they’re war crimes, in which case you will be detained indefinitely…

      Bad call SF LGBT community to position yourselves as anti-whistleblower – who do you think are and were the first people to speak the truth on your behalf?? LGBT WHISTLEBLOWERS.

    • Shame indeed. What a despicable, cowardly, and to my mind, disgusting statement. Nice to see a group that is supposed to stand for the fight against oppression throwing under the bus one of the great heroes of his generation.

    • I’m embarressed about the descicion taken by the cowardly boss of the Pride movement in SF. I will also advocate that you receive no support from the Occupy movement in Sweden.

      Shame on you!

      Admin @ Occupy Sweden

    • Hi! We would like to apologize on behalf of SF Pride.
      We would like to encourage all to cast their vote for Grand Marshal here: https://www.facebook.com/LISAWILLIAMSisaFASCIST

      We are deeply, deeply sorry that we acted in an opaque and undemocratic manner before. Please spread widely, so as many people can vote as possible!!!

  2. God bless him

  3. This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

    • Agreed. I live here and will do my part to sound the trumpets on behalf of a true hero, Bradley Manning

  4. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  5. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  6. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  7. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  8. This is a big mistake, perhaps not in light of administrative issues with the sf pride parade, but that someone awaiting the American justice system is somehow excluded from a pride parade at a time when gays across the country are also awaiting a certain justice.

  9. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  10. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/UQjBq2NW84

  11. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  12. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  13. RT @shaygabriel What cowardice looks like: @SFPride . http://t.co/oTrOnl0iDH

  14. Manning was picked as honorary grand marshal of the SF Pride parade, but now group condemns it as “systemic failure” http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  15. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  16. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/UQjBq2NW84

  17. Fuck the SF Pride organisers, all they’ve done is shown themselves to be the spineless assimilationists they are. Breanna Manning is a hero.

  18. “Bradley Manning will have his day in court, but will not serve as an official participant in the SF Pride Parade” http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  19. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/UQjBq2NW84

  20. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  21. So SF Pride has officers that it gets to *discipline*? RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/TOthpbCmdh

  22. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  23. Believe who? @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/bl4gCJmVC9

  24. WTF?! RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/fIhvbp6kds I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down….

  25. Really nice @SFPride. Bradley Manning will NOT be the Grand Marshall. Wtf?!

    http://t.co/PKrzeAOBqJ

  26. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  27. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  28. SF Pride backs out of making Bradley Manning Grand Marshall, I guess I won’t be going after all http://t.co/nnBTQW0qbR

  29. RT @jaketapper SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/KxJw7ls7Qf

  30. .@SFPride’s backtrack statement is crazy shameful. http://t.co/vdGjNqbRCd

  31. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  32. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  33. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  34. SF Pride names Bradley #Manning Grand Marshall of this year’s SF Pride Celebration…then recants. FOR SHAME. http://t.co/MxhSqzTlYf #OWS

  35. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  36. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  37. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/UQjBq2NW84

  38. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  39. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/UQjBq2NW84

  40. Why I hate the “gay rights” movement: http://t.co/WnR68gCciS

  41. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  42. RT @aptly_engineerd: SF Pride backs out of making Bradley Manning Grand Marshall, I guess I won’t be going after all http://t.co/nnBTQW0qbR

  43. RT @apblake: Brad Manning will not grand marshal. “His nomination was a mistake and should never have been allowed to happen.” http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  44. RT @JagerJohnson: Really nice @SFPride. Bradley Manning will NOT be the Grand Marshall. Wtf?!

    http://t.co/PKrzeAOBqJ

  45. RT @apblake: Bradley Manning’s actions “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride,” says spokesperson. http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  46. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  47. RT @JustinRaimondo: Why I hate the “gay rights” movement: http://t.co/WnR68gCciS

  48. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  49. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  50. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/UQjBq2NW84

  51. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  52. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  53. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  54. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  55. Agreed. They had a chance to stand up for an injustice. RT @JustinRaimondo Why I hate the “gay rights” movement: http://t.co/QXv5mZOFCX

  56. Bradley Manning declared a Grand Marshal of San Fran. Pride; but decision is cravenly “repudiated” by its Board. http://t.co/94yekr4xOy

  57. You are dead wrong.

  58. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  59. MT@ggreenwald: Cowardly retreat on Manning pick http://t.co/JIBP9q3em4 -an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, D.)

  60. RT @aptly_engineerd: SF Pride backs out of making Bradley Manning Grand Marshall, I guess I won’t be going after all http://t.co/nnBTQW0qbR

  61. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  62. GOOD RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/ZdDCEob2Z0

  63. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/UQjBq2NW84

  64. And, just like that, SF Pride proves it has no backbone:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  65. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  66. Some intense bullshit right here: http://t.co/USseAHfc1z #Manning

  67. SHAME. MT @onekade This is bullshit. Cowards. http://t.co/sN5JW5HhEc … I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come & help.

  68. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  69. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  70. Because, you know, it’s so BRAVE to go about killing millions in the name of the United States and gay pride:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  71. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  72. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  73. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  74. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  75. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  76. RT @NairYasmin: And, just like that, SF Pride proves it has no backbone:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  77. RT @NEFreedomRide: The #ConeOfShame recipient this week is @SFPride…

    For declaring #BradleyManning guilty of harming US soldiers

    #BAD

    http://t.co/e4qsH8aBnv

  78. Stephen Edwards

    If only the SF Pride Board of Directors had one one-thousandth of the courage that Bradley Manning has displayed.

  79. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  80. RT @apblake: Bradley Manning’s actions “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride,” says spokesperson. http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  81. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  82. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  83. HUZZAH and an excellent statement! “@jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/X3fPTm3QR5

  84. RT @apblake: Bradley Manning’s actions “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride,” says spokesperson. http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  85. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  86. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  87. WTF? RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/VkJYKvim8N act can be illegal yet still noble (Ellsberg)

  88. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  89. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  90. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/UQjBq2NW84

  91. RT @apblake: Bradley Manning’s actions “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride,” says spokesperson. http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  92. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  93. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  94. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  95. RT @NEFreedomRide: The #ConeOfShame recipient this week is @SFPride…

    For declaring #BradleyManning guilty of harming US soldiers

    #BAD

    http://t.co/e4qsH8aBnv

  96. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  97. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  98. Bravo. “Bradley Manning is facing the military justice system of this country. We all await the decision of that… http://t.co/pwDrwxZ8gZ

  99. RT @ohtarzie .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/lcRNYA2ujR

  100. RT @aptly_engineerd: SF Pride backs out of making Bradley Manning Grand Marshall, I guess I won’t be going after all http://t.co/nnBTQW0qbR

  101. House gays. RT @NairYasmin: And, just like that, SF Pride proves it has no backbone:
    http://t.co/TOthpbCmdh

  102. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  103. Bradley Manning is the greatest American who ever lived. At least he did something to make a difference.

  104. Cowardly. There is probably no American more worthy of praise right now than Bradley Manning. Way to cosy up to arch-conservative, anti-press, pro-secrecy conservativism.

    Perhaps your next stance should be opposing gay marriage.

  105. And the consistently spineless gay mainstream sinks to even lower and creepier depths, via a single press statement.

    Bravo, SF “Pride”. Overblown, much?

  106. This is bullshit! Free Bradley Manning! Fuck the overlord-class people running Gay Pride Inc. too!

  107. Josh Teitelbaum

    What a COWARDLY MOVE by SF PRIDE. The former Grand Marshalls voted for him. Then you invalidate their vote? I wonder who you’ll actually name the Grand Marshall . . . probably some innocuous pop star, no doubt. THE TRUE COWARDICE OF GAY, INC. What happened to pride being about queer liberation and real courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable political opposition. Bradley Manning is a hero. Bradley Manning has been treated especially poorly because of his sexuality. For SF Pride not to draw attention to this fact is an OUTRAGE. It seems don’t ask don’t tell was repealed and now LGBTQ organizations are somehow expected to support the military (and all the misogyny and hyper-masculine violence and terrible acts that go with it). GAY SHAME, not pride.

  108. A remarkable cowardly statement.

  109. Hah, liars liars pantalones en fuego! Corporate sponsors obviously were pissed off. Remember this is the same organization that threatened to sue a vlogger a couple of years ago for merely mentioning that a shooting took place near an official pride event. Don’t trust these people.

  110. RT @JLLLOW: #SFpride board president Lisa L. Williams announces reversal of decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal http://t.co/ins7WgCKS7

  111. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  112. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  113. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  114. Statement by Lisa Williams on why #bradleymanning won’t be the grand Marshall of SF pride http://t.co/8ETFqgQdDr #shame #freebrad #WikiLeaks

  115. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  116. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  117. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  118. Fuck. Before I could tweet the inspiring news about Manning being chosen as a Pride Grand Marshall, they chicken out: http://t.co/JNHCDeEDun

  119. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  120. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  121. RT @eqe: Seems the Parade Board repudiates their Marshals when convenient, Manning’s Marshalship revoked http://t.co/d9k7N1wUo9 /via @ggreenwald

  122. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ via ‏@memonbadshah http://t.co/kIcil6g7Ue

  123. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  124. Disgusting that he was nominated. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/SpJjmAMwuJ

  125. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  126. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  127. Regardless, I can’t imagine the Free Manning contigent and OccuPride will take http://t.co/nlBbjfsLHH lying down.

  128. Agreed. RT @abumuqawama: Good call. http://t.co/vFoPsUcxMP

  129. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  130. There is no reversal of decision. He was never selected. A small group of former Grand Marshals (The “Electoral College”) nominated him. Final decision is the Board’s. While Board was debating, a rogue staffer with his own agenda leaked that he had been “selected”. Thanks to the Board for setting the record straight (so to speak) and rectifying a bad situation. Bradley Manning as Grand Marshal would have been a slap in the face to all of us LGBT veterans who served.

    • Jeffery Mullins

      I’m a gay Vet and I support Bradley Manning 100% and SF Pride has shown they have no backbone and caved to pressure.SF Pride should have never reversed their decision.

  131. This decision is a disgrace. The statement is an atrocity.

  132. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  133. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  134. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  135. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  136. Shame on you, SF Pride.

    Giving Manning this title was the boldest, bravest thing you guys have done in a long time.

  137. RT @JLLLOW: #SFpride board president Lisa L. Williams announces reversal of decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal http://t.co/ins7WgCKS7

  138. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  139. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  140. #WTF @SFPride retracts #BradleyManning as Grand Marshal http://t.co/HWNkrTxIrO #Fail #FreeBrad #WikiLeaks

  141. RT @eqe: Seems the Parade Board repudiates their Marshals when convenient, Manning’s Marshalship revoked http://t.co/d9k7N1wUo9 /via @ggreenwald

  142. RT @NairYasmin: And, just like that, SF Pride proves it has no backbone:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  143. @CassandraRules Regime Gays @sfpride show solidarity by snubbing prisoner & hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/wHIF2n4FUg via @AliAbunimah

  144. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  145. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  146. .@SFPride: sissy bitches MT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/cul4FP8RrQ

  147. This statement on Bradley Manning just reeks of cowardice: “even the hint of support … will not be tolerated” http://t.co/zpRnJcIcUZ

  148. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  149. Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  150. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  151. RT @nancymancias: #WTF @SFPride retracts #BradleyManning as Grand Marshal http://t.co/HWNkrTxIrO #Fail #FreeBrad #WikiLeaks

  152. RT @sfslim: Fuck. Before I could tweet the inspiring news about Manning being chosen as a Pride Grand Marshall, they chicken out: http://t.co/JNHCDeEDun

  153. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  154. We’re shocked, we tell you, just SHOCKED that a group of capitalist, flag-waving mainstream gays would do this.
    http://t.co/1pGox5iIsv

  155. wtf? “@eqe: Seems the Parade Board repudiates their Marshals when convenient, Manning’s Marshalship revoked http://t.co/xr0PAVTVcK

  156. @SFPride ‘s events should be blockaded for their unabashed support of the U.S. military’s persecution of #Manning : http://t.co/IU1sC1cJD4

  157. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  158. RT @AgainstEquality: We’re shocked, we tell you, just SHOCKED that a group of capitalist, flag-waving mainstream gays would do this.
    http://t.co/1pGox5iIsv

  159. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  160. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  161. What shameful bullshit! We are very proud of Bradley Manning. He saved lives and helped to publish the truth. Too bad you are repeating the FBI & government lines. Shame on you!

  162. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  163. Never mind: Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshall at SF #Pride: http://t.co/Nuntp90dhN #lgbt #military #sanfrancisco

  164. Disgraceful reversal. I will never again travel to SF, as I have in the past, to see the SF Gay Pride experiences. Sad to say Goodbye.

  165. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  166. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  167. “That was an error and that person has been disciplined” http://t.co/8kVXwwtSeP #LOL @SFPride run a tight ship. Eh? #manning

  168. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  169. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  170. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  171. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  172. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  173. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  174. RT @IanAlanPaul: @SFPride ‘s events should be blockaded for their unabashed support of the U.S. military’s persecution of #Manning : http://t.co/IU1sC1cJD4

  175. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  176. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  177. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  178. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  179. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  180. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  181. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  182. Life is a press release, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury–that was Shakespeare? via @NairYasmin: http://t.co/vnXxhXHwzV

  183. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  184. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  185. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  186. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  187. RT @eqe: Seems the Parade Board repudiates their Marshals when convenient, Manning’s Marshalship revoked http://t.co/d9k7N1wUo9 /via @ggreenwald

  188. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  189. shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shameful, sf pride.

  190. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  191. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  192. DoNot SupportYour Movement

    >>>However, until that time, even the hint of support for actions which placed in harms way the lives of our men and women in uniform — and countless others, military and civilian alike — will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.

    To the very UNINFORMED writer of this article: there has been NO danger to ANYONE by these leaks– they were over-classified– as Bradley stated they should be in the ‘public domain’ and Bradley was careful to only release information that would not jeopardize lives.

    These wars are criminal and have resulted in the deaths of over 1.5 million innocent human beings.

    In your efforts to stay so ‘politically correct’, you have lost all respect from people like myself.

  193. RT @mattmdiaz: The intolerant “leadership” of San Francisco Pride. #Manning http://t.co/c4rrDV3e2K

  194. San Francisco Gay Pride names Bradley Manning Grand Marshall then retracts honor after receiving complaints. http://t.co/hikXCgJqMH

  195. Seems pretty chicken shit to me. First of all he never put any lives in harms way except his own. He blew the whistle on the corruption and abuse in our government that is waging wars that serve no good. Your action of running away from him and trying to distance yourself from him rather than embrace him as a hero who is also a member of the gay community is shameful, cowardly and reprehensible.

  196. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  197. I want to know what @LADYBUNNY77 has to say about @sfpride’s shameful cowardice http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  198. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  199. RT @AliAbunimah: I want to know what @LADYBUNNY77 has to say about @sfpride’s shameful cowardice http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  200. Petition w/only 389 signatures drop #BradleyManning as #sfpride grand marshall but @sfpride caved http://t.co/DeFd1K5r3j #lgbt #freebrad

  201. > @AliAbunimah: I want to know what @LADYBUNNY77 has to say about @sfpride’s shameful cowardice http://t.co/58HrfX8LJy #sfpride

  202. RT @AliAbunimah: I want to know what @LADYBUNNY77 has to say about @sfpride’s shameful cowardice http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  203. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  204. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  205. @worldcantwait Shame on SFPride board of directors 4 denouncing #Manning saying he put people in harms way. http://t.co/wTnde156ez

  206. Controversy growing on #SocialMedia over @SFPride refusal of B. #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/1ttX3g9aBr #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning

  207. RT @eqe: Seems the Parade Board repudiates their Marshals when convenient, Manning’s Marshalship revoked http://t.co/d9k7N1wUo9 /via @ggreenwald

  208. RT @OccuQueers: Controversy growing on #SocialMedia over @SFPride refusal of B. #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/1ttX3g9aBr #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning

  209. RT @OccuQueers: Controversy growing on #SocialMedia over @SFPride refusal of B. #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/1ttX3g9aBr #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning

  210. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  211. ⓇⓉ @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/3kErxZJrhw – an act can be illegal y… http://t.co/L7zQHrfZpo

  212. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  213. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  214. RT @OccuQueers: Controversy growing on #SocialMedia over @SFPride refusal of B. #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/1ttX3g9aBr #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning

  215. SF Pride Electoral College > Board of Directors

    It would be like the nobel committee talking down on the nobel laureate consensus.

  216. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  217. RT @eqe: Seems the Parade Board repudiates their Marshals when convenient, Manning’s Marshalship revoked http://t.co/d9k7N1wUo9 /via @ggreenwald

  218. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  219. RT @OccuQueers: Controversy growing on #SocialMedia over @SFPride refusal of B. #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/1ttX3g9aBr #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning

  220. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  221. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  222. Total disgust that he was even mention as an option
    As a gay former US Army man I’m have no respect for his action or SF Pride Parade voting committee
    The grand Marshall is to unite a community not divide it
    The damage has already been rooted no matter how much SF Pride back tracks

  223. #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/ZfNbHcg4zr #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  224. #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  225. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  226. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  227. Aaand, the courage evaporates. #NeverMind http://t.co/cLE6s6kxOz

  228. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  229. I know my earlier post had spelling errors it’s tough to walk and type
    It does not reflect my education level as a former military man, which I’m sure the grammar police will point out

  230. RT @AliAbunimah: I want to know what @LADYBUNNY77 has to say about @sfpride’s shameful cowardice http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  231. Shame on SF Pride. Bradley Manning is a true hero and fighter for justice.

  232. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/saZctDYbEv

  233. From the same folks who nimby’ed out Halloween in the Castro http://t.co/2EgG0Ir3Ii (via @sfslim )

  234. RT @OccuQueers: Controversy growing on #SocialMedia over @SFPride refusal of B. #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/1ttX3g9aBr #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning

  235. Wow. Bradley Manning voted Grand Marshall for SF Pride, then the role pulled. http://t.co/TmkMq9PhUO

  236. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  237. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  238. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  239. RT @adrielhampton: Wow. Bradley Manning voted Grand Marshall for SF Pride, then the role pulled. http://t.co/TmkMq9PhUO

  240. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  241. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/pVN55Fy7V8

  242. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  243. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  244. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  245. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  246. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  247. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  248. What the fuck are you people doing putting Manning out as a hero? He is virtually accused of treason. He sold classified documents to outside sources. I spent my time in the military and know that there are certain things that must remain classified. For the safety of people that are in areas of danger. to put this man on a pedestal just shows how narrow minded you people are. The actions of this person caused harm to people and the diplomatic mission overseas. With your narrow minded thinking there would be no classified material anywhere and this would be a much more dangerous world that we currently live in. IDIOTS!

  249. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  250. RT @JLLLOW: #SFpride board president Lisa L. Williams announces reversal of decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal http://t.co/ins7WgCKS7

  251. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  252. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  253. Shame on you SF Pride. Shame.

  254. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  255. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  256. Timothy Lunceford

    SF Pride you have no backbone and show that you are coward with your actions. I do hope there is a backlash against you for this callous act denying Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshall.

  257. RT @AliAbunimah: I want to know what @LADYBUNNY77 has to say about @sfpride’s shameful cowardice http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  258. #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/m2sB5gUvOr #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL”

  259. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  260. RT @TheRealDod: “That was an error and that person has been disciplined” http://t.co/8kVXwwtSeP #LOL @SFPride run a tight ship. Eh? #manning

  261. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  262. Disciplined! what’s this, whips and bondage? RT @TheRealDod: “That person has been disciplined” http://t.co/TOthpbCmdh

  263. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  264. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  265. Shame shame. More equivocating politics in places that can do better #sfpride http://t.co/fNQ6a4mTn5

  266. SF Pride is so utterly disgusting and cowardly http://t.co/WHx6zp9NpA

  267. RT @apblake: Brad Manning will not grand marshal. “His nomination was a mistake and should never have been allowed to happen.” http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  268. RT @eastbayradical: Go ahead @SFPride, kiss the ass of the same people who saw you as diseased and evil 20 years ago. http://t.co/wetMqGaHKZ

  269. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  270. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  271. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  272. #TRAITOR “@jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/dZuoIHS3nl

  273. RT @samioj: SF Pride is so utterly disgusting and cowardly http://t.co/WHx6zp9NpA

  274. RT @ocapmycap: .@SFPride’s backtrack statement is crazy shameful. http://t.co/vdGjNqbRCd

  275. RT @samioj: SF Pride is so utterly disgusting and cowardly http://t.co/WHx6zp9NpA

  276. SF Pride organizers reverse course on today’s earlier announcement. http://t.co/w7r3BePkFU

  277. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  278. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  279. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  280. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  281. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  282. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  283. RT @Assanganista: ⓇⓉ @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/3kErxZJrhw – an act can be illegal y… http://t.co/L7zQHrfZpo

  284. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  285. SF Pride organisers will not tolerate even the hint of support for Private Manning. Torture’s unremarkable, though. http://t.co/xpviCGQrr7

  286. Kaanii Powell Cleaver

    Bradley Manning is a HERO. He is the Daniel Ellsberg of his generation.

    Shame on YOU, SF Pride. Shame, shame, shame.

  287. RT @AgainstEquality: We’re shocked, we tell you, just SHOCKED that a group of capitalist, flag-waving mainstream gays would do this.
    http://t.co/1pGox5iIsv

  288. Robert J. Berger

    I am sad to hear that SF Pride “Management” has capitulated to the anit-democratice persecution of Whistleblowers. I’m sure that if the whistleblower had been some macho hetero they would still be silenced but not with the level of torture similar to how bigots like the guys in Wyoming that killed the LGBT kid a few years ago.

    This is both an LGBT and a Patriotic issue. Bradley Manning is both. The US Government is “making an example” of him to make sure NONE of us will speak up and call out the horrors and atrocities the US Government continues to perpetrate around the world.

  289. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  290. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  291. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  292. SF Pride:’Bradley #Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | That was way faster than I expected. #courage http://t.co/b6uUgM7ytg

  293. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  294. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  295. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/ozlooiDkTw – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable

  296. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/qOxmIaKdWu

  297. F’ing shameful. I think I’ll gather my friends from Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War to come march and represent the HEROIC Bradley Manning!

  298. fuck san francisco pride, fucking auntie toms.

  299. RT @apblake: Brad Manning will not grand marshal. “His nomination was a mistake and should never have been allowed to happen.” http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  300. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  301. Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  302. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  303. RT @transhuman: SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/mvsbRu5jxL

  304. RT @mprados: From the same folks who nimby’ed out Halloween in the Castro http://t.co/O7bAkAXKEF (via @sfslim )

  305. I don’t think I’ve EVER used the phrase “gay cowards” before today, or thought I’d have a reason to: http://t.co/03wrePDv7D #ally #sfpride

  306. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  307. RT @AgainstEquality: We’re shocked, we tell you, just SHOCKED that a group of capitalist, flag-waving mainstream gays would do this.
    http://t.co/1pGox5iIsv

  308. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  309. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  310. Manning was picked as honorary grand marshal of the SF Pride parade, but now group condemns it as “systemic failure” http://t.co/1HQHaLP3IC

  311. RT @MDSirek: SF Pride:’Bradley #Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | That was way faster than I expected. #courage http://t.co/b6uUgM7ytg

  312. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  313. So it turns out that Bradley Manning will NOT be SF Pride’s Grand Marshall. Disappointing.

    http://t.co/FOSfVpJmgT

  314. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  315. Bradley Manning is a great man continuing in solitary confinement for having the courage to expose military crimes. Thank you, Sir!

  316. I will tell you what’s a slap in the face. This craven cowardice is a slap in the face to everyone who cares about truth. To every LGBT person who has the guts to tell the truth about their lives and about the powers that be. There was a time when being gay stood for more than shopping and getting married and being in the damn military. There was a time when the gay rights was about justice. If anybody here doubts the power of whole sale assimilation, thank you SF Pride for this abject lesson.

  317. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  318. RT @YourAnonLive: #SocialMedia controversy growing over @SFPride refusal of #Manning’s as Pride Marshal. http://t.co/sE61N2NaSX #LGBTQ #OSF #FreeManning #YAL

  319. San Fran LGBT Pride Parade had invited Bradley Manning to be parade grand marshall. Then reverses, calls it “mistake” http://t.co/fek6EFHXpW

  320. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  321. It is sad to see SF Pride capitulate and spit out government rhetoric. Bradley Manning exposed horrible injustices and things that never should have been hidden in the first place. The only reason all those things were hidden was because they’re shameful and inexcusable acts that wrongly deprive people of life, liberty and their pursuit of happiness to ‘safeguard’ ours here in the USA. The saddest of all might be veterans here who have yet to see the justice in Manning’s actions.

  322. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  323. Another example of capitulation of “gay rights” into supporting the status quo even as people around the world are being oppressed. If Milk was alive today with his class-conscious awareness and anti-imperialist understanding, he would have been denied also!

  324. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  325. RT @sfslim: Fuck. Before I could tweet the inspiring news about Manning being chosen as a Pride Grand Marshall, they chicken out: http://t.co/JNHCDeEDun

  326. Lisa L. Williams, the SF Pride board whom wrote the retractment should be punished for selling out truth, justice a the american way, she nothing more than a corporate loving wind bag desperate to hold to validity of her superiors doings and she does not reflect the people, or the city or our pride. I say we find her and have a real heart to heart. This is our city not theirs > It does not belong to select few … and certainly not “less-than-handful” of people who employ her. Can we please take back our lives from this creature, i do not want my pride her hands. Thank you.

  327. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  328. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  329. “@ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/O2ZozevkNP – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable

  330. RT @occupyphoenix: “@ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/O2ZozevkNP – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable

  331. Marginalized group shuns one of its own. I guess since LBGT issues are still being debated in court we shouldn’t stand up for them.

  332. RT @AgainstEquality: We’re shocked, we tell you, just SHOCKED that a group of capitalist, flag-waving mainstream gays would do this.
    http://t.co/1pGox5iIsv

  333. RT @occupyphoenix: “@ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/O2ZozevkNP – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable

  334. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  335. Seems like a legit apology. Kudos to @SFPride http://t.co/0AwjWsIeeX

  336. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  337. RT @cspatter: San Fran LGBT Pride Parade had invited Bradley Manning to be parade grand marshall. Then reverses, calls it “mistake” http://t.co/fek6EFHXpW

  338. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  339. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  340. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  341. Boo SF Pride! I’m not even gay and I’m disappointed.

  342. This is an appalling letter. As a military family member and organizer for veteran rights (and lesbian living in SF), I’m appalled by this anti-democratic decision to overturn Manning’s nomination. Thanks for making clear I never need to go to pride again unless it is to protest on behalf of our queer political prisoners and GI resisters.

  343. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  344. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  345. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  346. SF Pride has no business dictating unrelated political bias on a pending case during an inclusive community event. Support may still be shown, but with respect for ALL.

    BTW, I am not driving all the way down there for this event to witness a few nimrods attempting to “shut shit down”. Americans I know don’t tolerate such selfish nonsense.

    Whistleblowers, plz remember procedures and protections, and FOLLOW THEM. The quick ‘n dirty, easy way is not always the best way.

  347. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  348. RT @NairYasmin: Because, you know, it’s so BRAVE to go about killing millions in the name of the United States and gay pride:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  349. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  350. The irony is palpable, and putrid: http://t.co/RlzS6JBL2A It is the US Gov’t with callous disregard for lgbt lives, NOT Manning via @onekade

  351. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  352. RT @cspatter: San Fran LGBT Pride Parade had invited Bradley Manning to be parade grand marshall. Then reverses, calls it “mistake” http://t.co/fek6EFHXpW

  353. RT @apblake: Bradley Manning’s actions “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride,” says spokesperson. http://t.co/HJes6e4AAm

  354. By exposing war crimes, Manning was actually doing his duty and nothing he did put the lives of American troops in danger. If anything, he may have helped hasten the departure of America from Iraq and saved US soldiers’ lives. SF Pride sold out a peace hero in a pathetic bid for acceptance from the mass murdering American empire. Vomit. The ruling class loves your irrelevancy and cowardice, SF Pride.

  355. 15 votes were cast for Manning? Out of how many? And the person who initiated the vote was disciplined? What the hell. This letter has a sense of urgency that doesn’t seem very professional. How many members on the board, I wonder? If the original vote didn’t follow protocol, that’s one thing. But they didn’t say that. It sounds like there was some kickback to the Manning announcement, and the board is now looking to throw people under the bus. Big mistake.

  356. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  357. Oh yea – and “less than handful” — a handful is FIVE. So less than five people commandeered the electoral college that votes for the Grand Marshal? But Manning received 15 votes? This doesn’t add up.

    It’s awesome that Manning is gay, and he was a brave choice for Grand Marshal. FS Pride should discipline Lisa Miller, this letter is way overwritten and inciting.

  358. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  359. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  360. http://t.co/AQEiEOVSaJ Pathetic cowards execute the lot of them running it

  361. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  362. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  363. RT @cspatter: San Fran LGBT Pride Parade had invited Bradley Manning to be parade grand marshall. Then reverses, calls it “mistake” http://t.co/fek6EFHXpW

  364. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  365. Liberal Hawks capitulation 2 establishment political pressure rescind #Manning appointment as grand marshall @sfpride http://t.co/ex0STFa4oK

  366. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  367. Hah, shows you what the GLBT movement is REALLY about now: Helping rich yuppies (who may happen to be GLBT) be a part of the completely immoral power system that once sought to suppress them for other parts of domestic control. I can’t even believe that letter.

  368. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  369. SF “Pride” dumps LGBT hero Bradley Manning #SHAME http://t.co/6oeNjiuhhO

  370. LGBT sponsered by Bud Light makes sure you dont get the wrong idea…http://t.co/QcNTmD1cLv

  371. RT @NairYasmin: Because, you know, it’s so BRAVE to go about killing millions in the name of the United States and gay pride:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  372. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  373. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  374. RT @USDayofRage: Liberal Hawks capitulation 2 establishment political pressure rescind #Manning appointment as grand marshall @sfpride http://t.co/ex0STFa4oK

  375. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  376. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  377. Cowardly and shameful. The head of ‘Pride’ evidently has none. We’re not going to let this be forgotten. Screw Budweiser and the corporate greedheads who have no guts.

  378. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  379. And not only that. To parrot the “place in harm’s way” propaganda line is to abandon critical thought and honesty. Manning’s courageous act was an attempt to save lives and shine a light on terrible things being done in our name. The people who are “placed in harms way” get there because of political ‘leaders,’ not because someone has the guts and integrity you evidently lack. To say you don’t want to be seen to support him is a betrayal of everything this organization claims to stand for. The board should resign.

  380. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  381. Shame on gay “pride”. More like ‘shame” than pride. Bradley manning is more heroic than all the mealy-mouthed pink washers. is this price for going mainstream? maybe it was better in the closet after all.

  382. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  383. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  384. ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/8dkUJRVkL8 #FreeBrad

  385. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  386. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  387. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  388. [...] Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning lgbtweekly.com/2013/04/26/sf-… [...]

  389. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  390. Some friendly advice

    Manning is an outstanding patriot who had the courage to do what was morally and ethically right for America. He is a whistleblower who called-out war crimes. You should honor him by displaying courage on your part and reinstate him.

    youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0&list=PLFBA4C9F55D26D879
    salon.com/2010/12/24/wikileaks_23/
    salon.com/2011/10/23/wikileaks_cables_and_the_iraq_war/

  391. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  392. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/3sZn0FMqh4

  393. Please why don’t you just have a can of beer as the grand marshall since that is what SF Pride has become all about and all they care about. There is nothing to be proud of with the SF Pride organizations with their lack of support for alll members of the LGBT community especially the trans, bisexual, people of color and anyone who isn’t an assimilationist or who can’t assimilate.

  394. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  395. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  396. RT @eqe: Seems the Parade Board repudiates their Marshals when convenient, Manning’s Marshalship revoked http://t.co/d9k7N1wUo9 /via @ggreenwald

  397. RT @eqe: Seems the Parade Board repudiates their Marshals when convenient, Manning’s Marshalship revoked http://t.co/d9k7N1wUo9 /via @ggreenwald

  398. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  399. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  400. Board President of SF Pride, GLBT group, attacks Bradley Manning
    http://t.co/lL7EZR9aoF

  401. Board President of SF Pride, GLBT group, attacks Bradley Manning
    http://t.co/lL7EZR9aoF

  402. As a straight non-American I regard Manning as a personal hero of mine. He selflessly risked his on freedom and safety to expose the corruption and illegality in recent American foreign policy. He has likely saved thousands of lives with his leaks. He should be a motive of pride to ALL moral Americans. To paraphrase another gay hero of mine, Glenn Greenwald: Manning is an ethical giant. Whereas you SF Pride are spineless cowards. Shame on you.

  403. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  404. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  405. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  406. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  407. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  408. Not only will Bradley Manning not be a Grand Marshall at SF Pride, support for him “will not be tolerated.” http://t.co/beb36Trd8S

  409. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  410. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  411. Spineless “pride” – utterly pathetic! Manning is exceptional.

  412. Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  413. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  414. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  415. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  416. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  417. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  418. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  419. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  420. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  421. Good RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/LEkIg9ocT3

  422. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  423. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  424. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/3sZn0FMqh4

  425. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  426. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  427. RT @ggreenwald Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/lcRNYA2ujR

  428. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/3sZn0FMqh4 #BlockAndShame!!!!

  429. “Placed in harms [sic] way our men and women in uniform”?

    Leaving aside the fact that those in uniform are not “ours” but tools of an imperialist state, and that they have been placed in harm’s way by imperialist presidents who have sent them to invade and occupy countries killing about a million in Iraq alone—these men and women’s actions have often constituted war crimes. The wars have been surrounded by lies, including some revealed by Manning’s heroic action.

    This is not an apolitical decision made by the organizers. They are taking a particular stand, showing the world that GLBT people can kiss the ass of the state with as much enthusiasm as any straight people.

    SHAME.

  430. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  431. RT @deusexstigma: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/3sZn0FMqh4

  432. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  433. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  434. Anti-BradleyManning-Backlash bei US-LGBTs: http://t.co/chENNIQPXP (Ablehnung bei @SFPride) & http://t.co/cP6yER0cZi (Out·com: “treachery”)

  435. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  436. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  437. Just pathetic RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/pgM1Gusiov

  438. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  439. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  440. RT @deusexstigma: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/3sZn0FMqh4

  441. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  442. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  443. #SFPride prez accepts Pentagon advice http://t.co/jjmW4GnGih and bravely endorses Bradley Manning as Grand Marshall http://t.co/qJHv8RZH3B

  444. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  445. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/3sZn0FMqh4 #ReadCommentsAtEnd #FreeBradley #Protest

  446. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  447. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  448. Scumbags “Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/XLoM5eHlen

  449. If Manning were anywhere else that is a third world nation in its military and did what he did we KNOW what his fate would be.

    Of course going through military channels to voice his objection would have done bubkas (nothing). Still, he volunteered for his military position. What did he think the military is about, knitting? The only way to change policy is to vote policy out. We get what we choose just look at the obstructionist Republican racist congress. They are there because we CHOSE them to be there. Beyond that is no matter this nation’s foreign adventures, even with ALL the bad decision making, there is something called America I STILL believe in and to do what Manning did puts us at risk. What would a world look like if Middle East madness prevailed. It SURELY would not be systems that opened up military files for transparency.

    NOTHING is perfect nor will it ever be. Take the good this country offers, work within it and make the changes you want. It is the ONLY non violent way for change. Manning was in my opinion a fool to think otherwise. Brave patriot? or treasonous felon, behavior has consequences he will get his day in court because this is America after all and NOT Iran!

  450. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  451. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  452. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  453. RT @joejglenton: Scumbags “Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/XLoM5eHlen

  454. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  455. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  456. “@NairYasmin: And, just like that, SF Pride proves it has no backbone:
    http://t.co/0BOEITDo7X” get it together @SFPride

  457. Gej Bradley Manning od organizatorjev parade ponosa v San Franciscu dobil prst v rit http://t.co/n5PpcGxjih

  458. RT @deusexstigma: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/3sZn0FMqh4

  459. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  460. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  461. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  462. #dirtypride MT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays—”even hint of support” for B. #Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/KoIkabuCNL

  463. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  464. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  465. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  466. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  467. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  468. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  469. RT @mattmdiaz: The intolerant “leadership” of San Francisco Pride. #Manning http://t.co/sGSaVFkUpX #LGBTQ #Manning #SFPride #SanFranscisco

  470. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  471. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’
    http://t.co/59i5BUXw93 #politics via @ggreenwald

  472. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  473. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  474. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  475. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  476. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  477. RT @DavidMizner: Not only will Bradley Manning not be a Grand Marshall at SF Pride, support for him “will not be tolerated.” http://t.co/beb36Trd8S

  478. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  479. RT @onekade: This is bullshit. Cowards.
    http://t.co/Oj5S2QWzFF I trust my SF comrades will shut shit down. Maybe I’ll come for vacation and help.

  480. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  481. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  482. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  483. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  484. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  485. Wowza! @ggreenwald Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/BfQyttuhf5

  486. Dear Lisa Williams: I am only an ally, I don’t live anywhere near San Francisco, and I’ve never been to the SF Pride Parade so I don’t know how much right I have to weigh in on this matter, but I think you do the Pride Parade a great PR disservice by your obvious outrage (or embarassment?) at the suggestion that Bradley Manning’s nomination for Grand Marshal. I’d ask you to inform yourself fully on Manning’s story, on his case, and in particular the issue of who Manning was allegedly “putting in harm’s way.” This man is a great American hero, and he’s done the gay community proud. He should be celebrated for that.

  487. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  488. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  489. @ngruen1 the simultaneous triumph and defanging of once insurgent liberal causes strikes again http://t.co/brZFWutLWk ht @ggreenwald

  490. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  491. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  492. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  493. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  494. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  495. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  496. I hope it rains on your parade, sf pride. http://t.co/IM2dGeC73K

  497. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  498. SF Pride is a damn shame MT @ggreenwald Board: support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/L35bcAqLLK

  499. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  500. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  501. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  502. Topping my Tweeted Times: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | … http://t.co/6LzEGifvim, see more http://t.co/b71qfCLEff

  503. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  504. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  505. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  506. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  507. RT @ggreenwald Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/1F1cj47g1n

  508. Manning a true hero? Here is a man, who happens to be a gay transvestite, stealing and disseminating classified information as a protest to “Don’t ask, Don’t tell,” and not due to any objections over the allied prosecution of the war. He endangered many people and may be responsible for getting people killed or maimed. And people in the LGBT community want to celebrate this punk? Manning will get almost that which he deserves. The electoral college that selected him as the Honorary Grand Marshall, and those of you who support that behavior, are quite misguided, ignorant, and possibly malicious.

  509. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  510. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  511. #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  512. RT @NairYasmin: Because, you know, it’s so BRAVE to go about killing millions in the name of the United States and gay pride:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  513. RT @AnonQC: #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  514. RT @AnonQC: #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  515. RT @AnonQC: #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  516. RT @NairYasmin: Because, you know, it’s so BRAVE to go about killing millions in the name of the United States and gay pride:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  517. RT @cspatter: San Fran LGBT Pride Parade had invited Bradley Manning to be parade grand marshall. Then reverses, calls it “mistake” http://t.co/fek6EFHXpW

  518. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  519. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  520. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  521. Excellent. Read in full when you click. RT @JimmySky Agreed. RT @abumuqawama Good call. http://t.co/7bBxUwUuk9

  522. RT @shunradan: Disciplined! what’s this, whips and bondage? RT @TheRealDod: “That person has been disciplined” http://t.co/TOthpbCmdh

  523. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  524. Yup. RT @JimmySky: Agreed. RT @abumuqawama: Good call. http://t.co/deWYgSRxMU

  525. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  526. SO… So your telling me that the “Dearly Beloved” Idiot savant president who just got himself a Library (which mind you is just an irony in its own right) doesnt get to face the grand jury for Starting not ONE but TWO (ILLEGAL) Wars. Condone’s Torture, and left the country broke and dependant on China didnt put our Brothers and Sisters, Mothers, Fathers, Uncles, Aunts in Harms way… But a man who EXPOSED the truth Jeopardized the safety of our nation?

    I support Bradley Manning for his BRAVERY…

  527. [...] false alarm. Somebody at the helm of SF Pride (the sponsors of the event) got wind of the plan and brought the oh so stylish hammer down on it. 26 April 2013: Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal in this year’s San Francisco Pride [...]

  528. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  529. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  530. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  531. RT @AnonQC: #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  532. Way to take the Q out of lgbtq, @sfpride http://t.co/55SMWLRWiC

  533. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  534. RT @AnonQC: #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  535. RT @AnonQC: #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  536. RT @DaveedGR: Yup. RT @JimmySky: Agreed. RT @abumuqawama: Good call. http://t.co/deWYgSRxMU

  537. MT @AnonQC #SFPride pres disagrees w/ Pentagon & claims #Manning ‘put lives at risk’ http://t.co/9qYPSfjXKc http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #FreeBrad

  538. RT @OpManning: MT @AnonQC #SFPride pres disagrees w/ Pentagon & claims #Manning ‘put lives at risk’ http://t.co/9qYPSfjXKc http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #FreeBrad

  539. Spineless jellyfish.

  540. RT @OpManning: MT @AnonQC #SFPride pres disagrees w/ Pentagon & claims #Manning ‘put lives at risk’ http://t.co/9qYPSfjXKc http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #FreeBrad

  541. Please refer to this list of sponsors for SFPride:

    http://sfpride.org/sponsors/sponsors.html

    It should be pretty obvious what is going on here.

  542. #SFPride tosses Bradley #Manning under the bus, and commits some fairly egregious errors aong the way as well http://t.co/GoBbdcflbE

  543. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  544. RT @Miah_Akston: http://t.co/Nd0kstAT0F #sfpride #bradleymanning #lgbt #fail

  545. Sounds like Shame is the flip-side of Pride. We should all be proud of Bradley Manning, and ashamed of the criminals he exposed. No one has claimed, with any specificity, at all, that he put anyone in “harm’s way.”

  546. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  547. SF Pride invites, then disinvites Bradley Manning to be Grand Marshall http://t.co/SsuBfbCv4s

  548. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  549. RT @jilreb: @worldcantwait Shame on SFPride board of directors 4 denouncing #Manning saying he put people in harms way. http://t.co/wTnde156ez

  550. @SFPride tosses Bradley #Manning under the bus, and commits some fairly egregious errors aong the way as well http://t.co/GoBbdcflbE

  551. Just to remind us of what Bradley Manning actually did: He released a video of a group of civilians on a Baghdad street (including two journalists) being machine-gunned from a U.S. helicopter. We weren’t supposed to see that video because it was embarrassing to the government. That’s what whistleblowers do. Were the LGBT soldiers blowing the whistle on their harsh treatment within the military also undermining their fellow troops?

  552. @ChMadar @SFPride In general, maybe I’d agree; but they earned the scorn, and this statement is contemptible: http://t.co/oJZcdItQFY.

  553. RT @worthoftheworld: @ShurRelle409 this yrs pride demo should be interesting ;) http://t.co/KNhko5iCcm

  554. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  555. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  556. RT @Miah_Akston: http://t.co/Nd0kstAT0F #sfpride #bradleymanning #lgbt #fail

  557. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  558. Top story: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/RAGRUPxHUK, see more http://t.co/4R3MnRKvje

  559. RT @papicek: @SFPride tosses Bradley #Manning under the bus, and commits some fairly egregious errors aong the way as well http://t.co/GoBbdcflbE

  560. RT @papicek: @SFPride tosses Bradley #Manning under the bus, and commits some fairly egregious errors aong the way as well http://t.co/GoBbdcflbE

  561. Maybe the sf pride committe will replace manning with an actual criminal/traitor who should be in jail: dick cheney. He has a “gay daughter”. He leaked the operations of valerie plame in the cia. Perfect match for this replacement.

  562. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will NOT be a grand marshal’
    http://t.co/eXSAnazIvL #Cowards

  563. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will NOT be a grand marshal’
    http://t.co/eXSAnazIvL #Cowards

  564. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  565. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  566. #cowards SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/LDDySXunKr

  567. #cowards SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/LDDySXunKr

  568. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ (LGBT Weekly) http://t.co/WP5X0SBdOK http://t.co/IZ8dMr45Ri

  569. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ (LGBT Weekly) http://t.co/WP5X0SBdOK http://t.co/IZ8dMr45Ri

  570. Sad irony, gay pride parade condemns illegal actions done from need to fight unethical government behavior. http://t.co/AtwCUZt5Q4

  571. Sad irony, gay pride parade condemns illegal actions done from need to fight unethical government behavior. http://t.co/AtwCUZt5Q4

  572. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  573. Good going, SF pride. Just one more reason why you, and the rest of Gay Inc, do not speak for me or for the community at large. I was excited that y’all could do something good for a minute. Thanks for proving me wrong. Shame.

  574. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  575. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  576. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  577. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  578. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  579. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  580. @SFPride licks boots of power RT @ggreenwald: “even hint of support” for Bradley #Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/dNDsGjCSxF

  581. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  582. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  583. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  584. RT @leducviolet: The irony is palpable, and putrid: http://t.co/RlzS6JBL2A It is the US Gov’t with callous disregard for lgbt lives, NOT Manning via @onekade

  585. As a straight with a gay offspring, I thought that ‘alternate lifestyle’, the LGBT movement meant more than sexual freedom. Apparently I got it wrong. It means the post orgasm San Francisco crowd is just as liberal as the Repulsicans. May this committee fuck each other to death with their whipping crops. It’s a shame that all they believe in is sex, public nudity with paint and episodes of Hawaii 50.

  586. Thank you for not making this man grand marshall. As a veteran and a gay man anyone who puts in harm the members of our armed forces, for whatever reason, is not worthy of an honorary position. I, for one, could not be happier with this decision.

  587. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  588. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  589. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  590. This is a cowardly statement announcing a cowardly decision.

    The statement says: “even the hint of support for actions which placed in harms way the lives of our men and women in uniform — and countless others, military and civilian alike — will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” What it should say is: “we cannot support even the hint of challenge to a powerful establishment that systematically lies, to Americans and non-Americans alike, about the foreign policy of the US and the actions of its military and para-military forces.”

  591. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  592. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  593. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  594. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  595. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  596. Wow, what a shameful episode! The Gay Pride Parade is now officially owned by the same system of discrimination that it used to fight.

  597. Read Glen Greenwald’s utter repudiation of this verminous cowardice:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/27/bradley-manning-sf-gay-pride

    SHAME!

  598. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will NOT be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/ezg5gk5EOZ #payback

  599. Ah, now I get what all the hubbub is about ~ http://t.co/MjQ44Fwjc9 #SFPride #BradleyManning

  600. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  601. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  602. Rev. R.D.Maloney

    Well I guess this year I’ll be proudly boycotting SF “Pride”

    This statement the SF Pride Committee has put out is shameful and cowardly, I hope you take a deep breath and learn what actually happened. Pfc Manning represents the best of us, people who decry him represent the worst.

  603. RT @SFGreenParty: SF “Pride” dumps LGBT hero Bradley Manning #SHAME http://t.co/6oeNjiuhhO

  604. This is a staggeringly awful read: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/LnqUIhBzEx

  605. RT @medialens: This is a staggeringly awful read: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/LnqUIhBzEx

  606. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  607. The censorship of Manning and the SF gay community in this act is not separate from the corporate sponsors who have put more than “our men and women in uniform” in harm’s way. Anyone who thinks the US security state cannot ever be used against the LGBT community, okay maybe not those with political capital and financial resources a la Williams, but everyone else which is afterall the majority of the community–I have an island in the Pacific to sell you for $1.

    San Francisco stand up and resist this authoritarian decree and the neoliberal-neocon alliance it represents.

  608. Disgraceful. Utterly and totally disgraceful. The organizers should be ashamed. But they won’t be – I’ve noted that truly evil people are also entirely without shame.

  609. RT @medialens: This is a staggeringly awful read: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/LnqUIhBzEx

  610. Top story: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/fr03WonZ5W, see more http://t.co/paKyKco0lx

  611. Top story: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/Umq9llvZcB, see more http://t.co/dxq9sw1EgU

  612. RT @medialens: This is a staggeringly awful read: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/LnqUIhBzEx

  613. RT @SFGreenParty: SF “Pride” dumps LGBT hero Bradley Manning #SHAME http://t.co/6oeNjiuhhO

  614. RT @medialens: This is a staggeringly awful read: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/LnqUIhBzEx

  615. Reminder: Gay Pride is about waving the flag and fetishizing soldiers, not standing up for the oppressed: http://t.co/Vr2qgNKpLr

  616. RT @medialens: This is a staggeringly awful read: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/LnqUIhBzEx

  617. Wow, true courage from San Francisco Pride: http://t.co/oBMNzRNm7n

  618. “You recently heard some good news regarding the San Francisco pride parade. We’re going to ruin that now.” http://t.co/TH1oYzGdpq

  619. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  620. RT @NairYasmin: Because, you know, it’s so BRAVE to go about killing millions in the name of the United States and gay pride:
    http://t.co/s9ds3e9ws8

  621. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  622. RT @JLLLOW: #SFpride board president Lisa L. Williams announces reversal of decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal http://t.co/ins7WgCKS7

  623. Some friendly advice

    Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/27/bradley-manning-sf-gay-pride

  624. “His nomination was a mistake and should never have been allowed to happen. A staff person at SF Pride, acting under his own initiative, prematurely contacted Bradley Manning based on internal conversations within the SF Pride organization. That was an error and that person has been disciplined.”

    Stalin couldn’t have said it better.

  625. [...] Francisco Gay Pride rescinded its invitation to Private Bradley Manning to serve as grand marshal, refusing to “offer even a hint of [...]

  626. Lisa L. Williams, SF Pride board president issued the following statement: http://t.co/dbmsgMum4z http://t.co/LBbIzxbrl4

  627. WHO DOES THAT BITCH THINK SHE IS!

    BRADLEY MANNING SHOULD BE GRAND MARSHAL I DO NOT GIVE A FUCK WHAT SOME WHINING FUCKUP SAYS

    SHE MUST PAY

  628. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  629. RT @charliearchy: Support for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated by the leadership of San Francisco Pride.” http://t.co/n6uRRj2KL7

  630. Join in on the boycott of SF Pride and their sponsors. Let them know you simply do not agree with this shit, strike them where it truly hurts, the wallet!

  631. RT @jaketapper: SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/R7U2AVCoXY

  632. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  633. SHAME on you. Ban bank of america, wells fargo and the other corporate sponsors of torture and civil rights violations, not the powerless champion of truth.

    I will not attend this year’s parade. “Even a HINT” of support for the Corporate Pride Parade will not be tolerated.

  634. What a coward, completely caving to the bullies who run the corporations who run this country.

  635. Lisa L. Williams, the only pride you display with your statement is that pride that precedes a fall.

    If you had any integrity, you would feel ashamed.

  636. That previous message has the wrong email address, hence the wrong picture.

  637. Keep sucking up to the corporate crowd Lisa, its what you do best. You and your event is a joke. I hope it fails horribly.

  638. http://t.co/lBQlDtjfEu “Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tole… http://t.co/a4zBkQr2DG

  639. http://t.co/lBQlDtjfEu “Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tole… http://t.co/a4zBkQr2DG

  640. “Further to the outrage expressed at the announcement of Bradley Manning being a grand marshal at San Francisco Pride” — NO. The real outrage is at the ignorant and government/corporate-bootlicking statement by Lisa L. Williams.

  641. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/nnnQLWI0Gv

  642. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/nnnQLWI0Gv

  643. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  644. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  645. Anonymous T1m35: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Wee… http://t.co/yD4C0KkFA1, see more http://t.co/OQj9oX13tZ

  646. Anonymous T1m35: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Wee… http://t.co/yD4C0KkFA1, see more http://t.co/OQj9oX13tZ

  647. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  648. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  649. Lisa Williams doesn’t speak for the gay community. Shame, shame, shame.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/27/bradley-manning-sf-gay-pride

  650. SHAME! Is this what we can expect once the basic inequalities such as right to marriage and right to live free from discrimination are rectified–that Pride will abandon it’s progressivism and become just another part of the “respectable” liberal establishment? Just another bloc of guaranteed blue votes, right or wrong?

  651. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  652. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  653. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  654. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  655. Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  656. Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  657. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  658. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  659. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  660. Top story: get your tank refill now SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand m… http://t.co/RPbI4wN0u7, see more http://t.co/EInFdzV6rk

  661. Top story: get your tank refill now SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand m… http://t.co/RPbI4wN0u7, see more http://t.co/EInFdzV6rk

  662. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  663. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  664. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  665. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  666. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  667. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  668. RT @OpManning: MT @AnonQC #SFPride pres disagrees w/ Pentagon & claims #Manning ‘put lives at risk’ http://t.co/9qYPSfjXKc http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #FreeBrad

  669. RT @OpManning: MT @AnonQC #SFPride pres disagrees w/ Pentagon & claims #Manning ‘put lives at risk’ http://t.co/9qYPSfjXKc http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #FreeBrad

  670. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  671. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  672. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  673. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  674. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  675. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  676. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  677. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  678. I wasn’t expecting much, but this statement by SF gay pride ?!! WTF?!!
    http://t.co/BbwaMLYYAj

  679. I wasn’t expecting much, but this statement by SF gay pride ?!! WTF?!!
    http://t.co/BbwaMLYYAj

  680. Reversing Bradley Manning’s nomination for Grand Martial by San Francisco Pride is downright shameful, especially in a city like San Francisco, which supposedly has a reputation for openness and tolerance of differences.

  681. RT @AliAbunimah Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity w/oppression, snubbing Obama political prisoner& hero Manning http://t.co/VHGAxXIUVQ

  682. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  683. Huge disappointment in the tone of this article. I suggest paying attention to the words and sentiments in ‘First They Came’ by Martin Niemoller… this group should know better and stick together in support of all oppressed people. Shame on you!

  684. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  685. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  686. SF LGFT Pride board president, Lisa L. Williams, rejects with contempt any suggestion that Bradley Manning should be a Grand Marshall at the San Francisco Pride parade. | Whitecourt Press

    [...] Manning should be a Grand Marshall at the San Francisco Pride parade. submitted by newsens [link] [2 comments] Posted by Whitecourt Press on April 27, 2013. Filed under World. You can follow any [...]

  687. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  688. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  689. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  690. Top story: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/LrO8mmfRsA, see more http://t.co/g4tQHqqHci

  691. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  692. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  693. San Fran #LGBT Pride Parade betrays history as champions for equality with F-you to #Manning & crimes in the closet! http://t.co/AXAuJpREQT

  694. As a straight person who fought for #LGBT rights it makes me angry to see equality is turning your backs on #Manning http://t.co/AXAuJpREQT

  695. As a community #LGBT ought to stand against abuse of all human rights & to abandon #Manning is heartless selfishness! http://t.co/AXAuJpREQT

  696. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  697. RT @interfluidity: @ngruen1 the simultaneous triumph and defanging of once insurgent liberal causes strikes again http://t.co/brZFWutLWk ht @ggreenwald

  698. Are gays back in the government closet?
    SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly  http://t.co/VvRJfq9IG1

  699. @HRC Where is your concern for Justice now; why aren’t you up in arms over #Manning & torture & human rights abuse? http://t.co/AXAuJpREQT

  700. @carwinb @SFPride Do you mean the contradictory RECANT of G.M. offer? http://t.co/mGlhm1Ay8A vs. http://t.co/huhmf0UXCk #Manning #LGBT SHAME

  701. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  702. Be nice if support for equality included all human rights & you stood for #LGBT as whistleblowers too! @OneIowa @HRC http://t.co/AXAuJpREQT

  703. SF Pride throws Manning under the bus — supports warfare state, defends war criminals http://t.co/neg6fTBk2p

  704. SF Pride throws Manning under the bus — supports warfare state, defends war criminals http://t.co/neg6fTBk2p

  705. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  706. Shame on you and all of your cowardly cohorts, Ms. Williams; you sicken me.

  707. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  708. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  709. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  710. RT @samioj: SF Pride is so utterly disgusting and cowardly http://t.co/TOthpbCmdh

  711. RT @samioj: SF Pride is so utterly disgusting and cowardly http://t.co/TOthpbCmdh

  712. RT @KevinCarson1: SF Pride throws Manning under the bus — supports warfare state, defends war criminals http://t.co/neg6fTBk2p

  713. RT @KevinCarson1: SF Pride throws Manning under the bus — supports warfare state, defends war criminals http://t.co/neg6fTBk2p

  714. What a miserable and cowardly capitulation.

  715. Some friendly advice

    “Even the SF Gay Pride Parade is now owned by and beholden to the nation’s largest corporations, subject to their dictates. Those who run the event are functionaries of, loyalists to, the nation’s most powerful political officials. That’s how this parade was so seamlessly transformed from orthodoxy-challenging, individualistic and creative cultural icon into yet another pile of obedient apparatchiks that spout banal slogans doled out by the state while viciously scorning those who challenge them…”

    – Glenn Greenwald
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/27/bradley-manning-sf-gay-pride

  716. Mind you, the sheer shamefulness of this statement about Manning is impressive. http://t.co/entWpg665K

  717. Mind you, the sheer shamefulness of this statement about Manning is impressive. http://t.co/entWpg665K

  718. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  719. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  720. Manning leaked the “collateral murder” video. The cables which manning leaked were not Top Secret, they were Classified. He leaked them to Wikileaks who assured they would vet and release them to media responsibly. A mistake was made by journalist which prematurely published the password of the encrypted cable database. That was not Mannings fault.
    Even released prematurely, the NON “Top Secret” cables did not put lives at risk, they just embarrassed and inconvenienced American Foreign Relations. Which are terrible by the way.

    Manning shines across the World from his incarceration as a kind and courageous and peacewilling American. My respect goes out to him and all the other peacewilling Americans, in these ever so capable yet ruthless years.

  721. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  722. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  723. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  724. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  725. RT @MediocreDave: Mind you, the sheer shamefulness of this statement about Manning is impressive. http://t.co/entWpg665K

  726. RT @AliAbunimah: Regime Gays at @sfpride show solidarity with oppression by snubbing Obama political prisoner and hero Bradley Manning http://t.co/OnjRdn8jKa

  727. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  728. RT @PamelaDrew: @HRC Where is your concern for Justice now; why aren’t you up in arms over #Manning & torture & human rights abuse? http://t.co/AXAuJpREQT

  729. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  730. RT @interfluidity: @ngruen1 the simultaneous triumph and defanging of once insurgent liberal causes strikes again http://t.co/brZFWutLWk ht @ggreenwald

  731. [...] ensued, the president of the Board of SF Pride, Lisa L Williams, quickly capitulated, issuing a cowardly, imperious statement that has to be read to be [...]

  732. [...] condemned SF Pride. That ultimately led to capitulation by SF Pride president, Lisa Williams, who announced in a letter that Manning would not be honored this [...]

  733. [...] ensued, the president of the Board of SF Pride, Lisa L Williams, quickly capitulated, issuing a cowardly, imperious statement that has to be read to be [...]

  734. Top story @Po3ZBlog: SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT … http://t.co/YepjHNYSfe, see more http://t.co/lT3tdDujjD

  735. RT @MediocreDave: Mind you, the sheer shamefulness of this statement about Manning is impressive. http://t.co/entWpg665K

  736. Apparently SF Pride thinks not upsetting sponsors is more important than honoring LGBT heroes. http://t.co/FZf9ETdbIA (via @maymaym)

  737. RT @rj_gallagher: Manning revealed wrongdoing, helped bring about Iraq US troop withdrawal, spark Arab Spring. Poor show from SF Pride: http://t.co/3snFZGa3FB

  738. RT @OpManning: MT @AnonQC #SFPride pres disagrees w/ Pentagon & claims #Manning ‘put lives at risk’ http://t.co/9qYPSfjXKc http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #FreeBrad

  739. RT @nathanLfuller: Welp. SF Pride completely reverses decision to name Bradley Manning grand marshal, calling it a mistake: http://t.co/gDpkkeLkoo

  740. RT @AnonQC: #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  741. RT @OpManning: MT @AnonQC #SFPride pres disagrees w/ Pentagon & claims #Manning ‘put lives at risk’ http://t.co/9qYPSfjXKc http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #FreeBrad

  742. RT @abostick59: Apparently SF Pride thinks not upsetting sponsors is more important than honoring LGBT heroes. http://t.co/FZf9ETdbIA (via @maymaym)

  743. From the UK. My sorrow is great over this.

    One Bradley Manning, one human being with a more than a flicker of humanity and honesty in him, is worth more than the greater part of the US military elite put together.

  744. “There are many who feel differently. Under the US Constitution, they have a first amendment right to show up, participate and voice their opinions at Pride this year.”

    sadly Mr. Manning has been denied most of those Constitution rights.

  745. And you say you believe in human rights. Shame!

  746. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  747. Glitter Officer

    The comments of many above, in defence of Bradley Manning, are despicable. It just lends credence to those who suspect the LGBT movement of flakey logic and solidarity to those with compromised morals. Thanks to the Pride committee for making such a forceful statement and addressing how this matter came to a head, in the first place.

  748. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  749. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  750. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  751. Shame! Marginalized people need Upstanders, not Bystanders. Manning is a hero trying to stop Crimes Against Humanity. Corporate sponsors can require compromises.

  752. David in Atlant

    “The hint of support for actions…will not be tolerated…” Yet the first amendment rights of his opponents must be protected. What does this mean in the event of people showing up with signage or banners indicating support of Manning? Will parade security or police be called in to eject them?

    It’s become increasingly obvious that Pride events in most areas have become little more than advertising opportunities for consumer goods. Would the rebels from the Compton Cafeteria and the Stonewall Inn be welcome? I sometimes doubt it.

  753. RT @AgainstEquality: We’re shocked, we tell you, just SHOCKED that a group of capitalist, flag-waving mainstream gays would do this.
    http://t.co/1pGox5iIsv

  754. [...] capitulate. Unfortunately Williams sorta overcompensated in her public reasoning. Here is her full statement: 26 April 2013: Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal in this year’s San Francisco Pride [...]

  755. What a despicable slur on someone who put his country’s honor before his own personal safety. I shan’t be supporting this intolerant group.

  756. A truly contemptuous and ridiculously stupid decision made by the parade organizers. You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Like Glenn Greenwald says, a true hero gets “disinvited” but corporate greed is more than welcome at your celebration. You really should seriously consider taking the word “Pride” out of this year’s parade….what do you have to be proud about?

  757. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  758. Shame on you. Shame shame shame!

  759. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  760. [...] ensued, the president of the Board of SF Pride, Lisa L Williams, quickly capitulated, issuing a cowardly, imperious statement that has to be read to be [...]

  761. Delighted to see SF gay community understands that a strong America is best guarantee of freedoms they enjoy. http://t.co/BKyUsC5QnU

  762. The phrase “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” is shocking coming from a “human rights” organization that promotes tolerance. It sounds more like something coming from a stalinist organization in the 40′s. What exactly does “…will not be tolerated” mean? Disciplined? Will people be beat up? Disappeared?

  763. [...] ensued, the president of the Board of SF Pride, Lisa L Williams, quickly capitulated, issuing a cowardly, imperious statement that has to be read to be [...]

  764. Boycott sf gay pride!!!!

  765. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/32ZETqhmzy

  766. Wow. If any one statement summed up the complete and utter capture of a once radical and visionary civil rights movement by the american state elite. This is the quivering, cowardly, pro-establishment, authoritarian fate of the mainstream gay rights movement? What a terrible shame.

  767. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  768. YOU HAVE NOT BEGUN TO SEE OUTRAGE

    TELL THE COWARDS WHO WOULDN’T EVEN SHOW THEIR FACES TWO YEARS AGO THEY DO NOT GET TO DICTATE TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY

  769. Shame on you Lisa AND SF PRIDE (change your name to SF SHAME) for falling all the right wing crap being flung at Bradley Manning who has helped the American people see what horrors are being done in their name. He is the most worthy person for this honor and you dishonor SFs reputation for being on the right side of things. He should win the Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution …brave and knowing he might be punished by the system. SHAME SHAME SHAME! REINSTATE THE PERSON YOU FIRED NOW!!!!

  770. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  771. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  772. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  773. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  774. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  775. Please help us select the 2013 Grand Marshal here: https://www.facebook.com/LISAWILLIAMSisaFASCIST

    SF Pride has realized the error of its ways, and would like to make the voting in this process open and democratic and clear.

  776. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  777. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  778. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  779. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  780. RT @abostick59: Apparently SF Pride thinks not upsetting sponsors is more important than honoring LGBT heroes. http://t.co/FZf9ETdbIA (via @maymaym)

  781. @SFPride Williams’ wretched statement is getting well and truly trashed in the comments: http://t.co/MSvcEIrVEu #SFShame

  782. @AssangeC @SFPride Williams’ wretched statement is getting well and truly trashed in the comments: http://t.co/MSvcEIrVEu … #SFShame

  783. @assange @SFPride Williams’ statement is ignorant, pompous, sanctimonious drivel Resign gutless wretch. http://t.co/MSvcEIrVEu … #SFShame

  784. Lisa L. Williams – you do not speak for gays or Americans, just for yourself. Sad person you must be in real life if you even have one.

  785. Michael Costello

    You truly are a uninformed establishment brainwashed disgrace. Bradley Manning will go down as a TRUE hero in every sense of the word for generations to come. You are on the wrong side of history !!

  786. RT @OpManning: MT @AnonQC #SFPride pres disagrees w/ Pentagon & claims #Manning ‘put lives at risk’ http://t.co/9qYPSfjXKc http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #FreeBrad

  787. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  788. Shame on SF pride. #freebrad @MMFlint @OwenJones84 http://t.co/UUtHL5EvVB

  789. RT @ChrisJo92269172: @AssangeC @SFPride Williams’ wretched statement is getting well and truly trashed in the comments: http://t.co/MSvcEIrVEu … #SFShame

  790. Dear @JayCree,
    I hope you realize I shared this article to show the ignorance of @SFPride and Pres. Lisa Williams statement. Obviously the Gay Inc. powers have exercised their control over US queers!
    The overwhelming (near 100%) response flooding the media like a perfect #twitterstorm proves my own personal disgust and hopefully @SFPride sees the error ov their capitulation with Big Brother Bullies!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pacia

  791. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ http://t.co/UavqDFU2Jl

  792. SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | Sell-outs. http://t.co/m9KsMP1MK7

  793. The statement made by Ms. Williams is disgusting and insane.

  794. RT @JustinRaimondo: Why I hate the “gay rights” movement: http://t.co/WnR68gCciS

  795. RT @JustinRaimondo: Why I hate the “gay rights” movement: http://t.co/WnR68gCciS

  796. [...] bars when the parade is held, it was a moot point. That is not the only irony in play here. The uninvitation is a semantic feast. “Specifically, what these events have revealed is a system whereby a [...]

  797. Seen at http://t.co/lh6G1XMrug: We would like to apologize on behalf of SF Pride & open voting on the Grand Marshal for 2013 to everyone 1/2

  798. 3/3 We want this process to be as open and democratic as possible. Thanks! (comment below article) http://t.co/lh6G1XMrug #sfpride #manning

  799. 3/3 We want this process to be as open and democratic as possible. Thanks! (comment below article) http://t.co/lh6G1XMrug #sfpride #manning

  800. Comments regarding #SFPride’s recent shocking debacle do NOT seem to support William’s views http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #freebrad #manning

  801. RT @OpManning: Comments regarding #SFPride’s recent shocking debacle do NOT seem to support William’s views http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf #freebrad #manning

  802. @JessicaArgues No she changed #sfpride’s traditional way of selecting the Grand Marshall b/c she’s [insert adjective] http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf

  803. @JessicaArgues No she changed #sfpride’s traditional way of selecting the Grand Marshall b/c she’s [insert adjective] http://t.co/qQ45tqhgvf

  804. RT @Mama4Obama1: RT @jaketapper SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ > http://t.co/KxJw7ls7Qf

  805. RT @ggreenwald: Cowardly capitulation on Manning selection http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO – an act can be illegal yet still noble and commendable (Ellsberg, Dan)

  806. RT @AnonQC: #SFPride pres disagrees with the Pentagon and claims Manning ‘put lives at risk’ | http://t.co/tXx4moRRsB | http://t.co/Wegvfn68bh #FreeBrad

  807. SF Pride:’Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’ | LGBT Weekly http://t.co/q81CwljF2S

  808. I admire SF Pride’s position that (presumed) illegal activity should bar one from being declared grand marshal. Taking a stance that logically means that anyone who has performed sodomy in a state that declares it illegal cannot be grand marshal of the parade is a bold and daring move indeed.

  809. RT @ChrisJo92269172: @AssangeC @SFPride Williams’ wretched statement is getting well and truly trashed in the comments: http://t.co/MSvcEIrVEu … #SFShame

  810. Bradley Manning is a true hero. Outright SF is mobilizing a response, area activists please contact me and I can put you in touch with local liberation organizers!!

  811. [...] Manning was uninvited. It was how he was uninvited. There was this completely unnecessary part of the statement: …Bradley Manning is facing the military justice system of this country. We all await the [...]

  812. What a sniveling, cowardly decision by Lisa Williams. She hasn’t one shred of a fraction of the courage which PFC Manning showed when he revealed the lies and corruption at the heart of our corporate-military state.

    I usually visit the SF pride parade from Portland, but I think I’ll take a pass this year… I’d prefer not to take part in any event presided over by someone with such a glaring lack of integrity.

    How disgusting.

  813. I wish I could make it to the parade this year to protest the Uncle Tom actions of the SF Pride Board. What a bunch of manure. Don’t scapegoat Williams — everyone who authorized the shameful statement should, as Ignatius J. Reilly might say, “feel the sting of the lash” for their cowardice. I doubt Harvey Milk would tolerate such BS.

  814. RT @ChrisJo92269172: @AssangeC @SFPride Williams’ wretched statement is getting well and truly trashed in the comments: http://t.co/MSvcEIrVEu … #SFShame

  815. [...] objectionable. Most interesting to me was the slavish worship of authority in SF Pride president Lisa L. Williams statement announcing that Manning would not be an honorary grand marshal: “Bradley Manning is facing [...]

  816. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  817. RT @ggreenwald: Attention, Board gays: “even the hint of support” for Bradley Manning “will not be tolerated” http://t.co/DAfMHiQoXO

  818. After all the adversity that the gay community has endured, you should be ashamed of yourselves for throwing this national hero and torture victim Bradley Manning under the bus like this.

    If you had half the courage that Pfc. Manning has, you would immediately retract this cowardly, hypocritical and jingoistic statement and reinstate Manning as “a grand marshal”, or whatever the hell you call it.

    Shame on you all.

  819. The ignorance and creepy disciplinarian tone with which this statement was written, reveals a surprising servility. http://t.co/VjS3r3dbmb

  820. So the Gay rights movement is prepared to pander to the most corrupt and criminal elements of corporate-government interests. The very second that gay peoples around the world achieve any power, the very movements that allegedly represent gay people, turn their back on issues of justice and fairness. Hardly a surprise really. With so called friends likes these, I would encourage Bradley Manning to be an anti-gay rights campaigner. Disgraceful, cowardly and more than a little rotten.

  821. I know the LGBT community feels insecure. But this kind of defensive and cowardly attitude is obnoxiously shameful. Manning fought for the truth – beyond the boundary of nationality – as a human, and for the good of humanity. Nationalism will only make you conforming, subjugated people. Resort to humanism – that’s what has saved your community, and can be our only true identity.

  822. [...] interesting to me was the slavish worship of authority in SF Pride president Lisa’L. Williams statement announcing that Manning would not be an honorary grand marshal: “Bradley Manning is facing [...]

  823. Bradley Manning: Brave Hero, sacrificing self for greater good.

    Lisa L. Williams: Coward, sacrificing others for selfish gain.

  824. Military justice system? That’s a joke, right? Torturers, rapists and child-killers go free, while Manning is nicked for blowing the whistle. Justice, my a–.

  825. SF Pride’s Bradley Manning Debacle
    http://youtu.be/_31oBG06Yuo

    San Francisco Pride’s public relations disaster regarding the false announcement that Iraq War whistleblower Bradley Manning was their 2013 Pride Grand Marshal is telling of how LGBT mega groups are whores to the 2-party system charade and also the 1% mega corporations.

  826. So by this exact logic, John Lawrence an Tyron Garner would be ineligible, if the SCOTUS hadn’t intervened. They were, after all, convicted in Texas of the crime of sodomy. Makes perfect sense that LGBTs should never stand up to their government. Obviously, the government is beneficent, and has your interests truly at heart.

    Wake the hell up, people: Lisa Williams is only USING YOU for her own political gain. From pariahs to pawns — you’ve come a long way, baby.

  827. RT @ohtarzie: .@SFPride backtracks on naming of B. Manning as Grand Marshall issues HORRIBLE statement. http://t.co/jVKjKdIe1O #news

  828. Lisa WIlliams – living proof that being gay is no impediment to being a loyal ass-licking lackey of establishment fascism and that even a little power is adequate to corrupt some absolutely. Check out her language “disciplined”, “will not be tolerated”, Should never have been allowed to happen”. Even nominating him was a “mistake”. Bet you look fine in your SS Sturmbahnfuhrer’s dress leather outfit Lisa.

    Manning is one of the bravest, most patriotic and inspiring human beings in a generation, gay or straight or piebald. People like WIlliams are not fit to shine his boots – spineless cowards with zero integrity. Talk about a disservice to gay pride – it certainly isn’t coming from Bradley Manning. He is a true soldier and servant of America and the Constitution and acted in the finest traditions of the military (just not the dominant cowardly, murderous, parasitic ones).

    So sorry for your hurt and suffering Mr Manning, and so very proud of you. You make some of us feel okay to be human beings. You are an inspiration to millions of good people all around the world so please don’t feel alone in your time of trial. Stay aloof in you heart from the criminals and their jackals (like Williams) and never ever believe their self-serving lies. What you have done is pure and beautiful and does honor to all the nameless victims of your enemies.

  829. I think Bradley Manning is a terrible choice for a Pride grand marshal and I am satisfied with this statement. http://t.co/PLeC8RXNph

  830. Bradley Manning is the bravest person I know of in this country, and SF Pride would be fortunate and honored to have him as the grand marshal. Shame on this organization for believing the lies and discrediting a truly heroic young man! Why do the oppressed have to become such oppressors? Truly sickening and disappointing.

  831. I am a 74-year old gay military veteran, editor of the ProgressivePost in San Diego County.
    As always, Glen Greenwald exposed the naked truth: The corporations have bought gay leaders with bribes to keep them silent about corporate criminality and corruption. Gay leaders must be very cautious about accepting corporate bribes. The only real power the gay community has is its moral integrity for human and civil rights. If we sacrifice this, we become like our corrupt politicians, and we forfeit our credibility and power.
    I sent out the ProgressivePost this morning with this intro to the lead story:
    Not proud of San Francisco Gay Pride
    05/05/2013

  832. So you’ve decided he’s guilty and what he’s guilty of, and what the implications are, all without benefit of a trial. There are several choice terms for that. Shame on you.

  833. RT @OccupyWallSt: Apparently, organizers feel @SFPride shouldn’t be a platform for political expression #Manning @Anonyops @Wikileaks http://t.co/LzhvYJ2OMA

  834. The guy is a criminal plain and simple. He leaked classified material and violated the UCMJ. Whether that material was over-classified, as some have claimed, or not the decision to leak the information was not to be made by him or anyone else for that fact. Gay or straight he broke military law and should be punished accordingly.

  835. [...] where it gets tricky. The president of the Board of SF Pride, Lisa L. Williams issued a statement that would be laughable were it not so revealing about San Francisco politics. Williams’ [...]

  836. One day those of you calling Manning a traitor and a criminal will remember doing so. And as the police state marches down your street to arrest your kid for speaking out against the government you’ll realize you made a mistake. Only then it will be too late. By the time your vision comes back there will be nothing to see but everything that military machine said they were protecting you from.

  837. I am not gay but Bradly manning is a hero of mine. He exposed the truth about what our government is doing in Iraq and the reasons we are really there and the countless orders that we given to fire on unarmed civilians . GIVE BRADLEY THIS HONOR BACK its the least we can do for someone who is as brave as he is,

  838. If Bradley Manning committed treason (necessary & sufficient to be dubbed ‘traitor’) he must have had dealings with an enemy. The only enemy in the sights of that gunship crew were a group of apparently unarmed civilians. BM had no dealings with them, I think? Or anyone else on the ground in Iraq? The US military really should ask itself if, in this case at least, it is (or isn’t) it’s own enemy! I am neither gay nor American, only reasonable and open-minded and it seems to me that BM’s offence (if any) was a minor breach of military discipline. He is in grave danger of being damned for publishing by proxy. Come back Joseph Stalin…all is forgiven!!!

  839. http://www.milkclub.org/

    SF Harvey Milk Democratic Club Board’s Official Statement on SF Pride Parade Grand Marshal Un-Naming

    Posted by Peter Gallotta · April 29, 2013 9:54 PM

    Like many other LGBT San Franciscans, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club Board is outraged by SF Pride Committee’s decision to dump Bradley Manning as Parade Grand Marshal. Here is the Milk Club Board’s official statement on this shameful action:

    “The Executive Board of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is disappointed and angered by the recent announcements made by the SF Pride Board, which initially named Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of this year’s parade and then recanted Manning’s nomination in response to some predictable opposition. The Milk Club EBoard fervently supports Bradley Manning’s act of conscience and ongoing struggle for basic fundamental rights. Manning’s struggle is symbolic of the struggle of countless individuals to enjoy fair and just treatment under the law. SF Pride has never before shied away from such controversy and we question why this was handled in such an abrupt and unusual way. We would like to remind the Board of SF Pride that all of our LGBT rights have come through actions such as Manning’s, such as Stonewall, such as the Compton’s riot, in opposition to those institutions and laws that would prefer we did not exist.

    We call on SF Pride to reinstate Manning as the Grand Marshal duly elected by the former Grand Marshals. We also call on SF Pride to distance itself from the corporate entities currently harming the LGBT community by undermining our privacy rights, foreclosing on our homes, lobbying against our rights, and amplifying hate voices against us.

    We stand with Bradley Manning.”

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