Tagged: Bradley Manning

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SF Pride CEO, Earl Plante, Out Following Major Gaffe

It’s been a rough year for SF Pride. The worldwide controversial decision naming Wikileaks whistleblower, Chelsea (Bradley) Manning as Pride Grand Marshal invite/disinvite debacle-followed extensively here on the Biscuit-has left them battered and under pressure to reform many of it’s practices, to be more transparent, and responsive to the community. Suddenly...

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SF Pride Final Decision-Manning Out as Marshal, Advocates Not Surprised

The San Francisco Pride board announced on Friday its decision not to recognize Pfc. Bradley Manning as a grand marshal for this year’s parade, angering but not surprising community activists. Manning, the openly queer soldier who released thousands of U.S. government documents through Wikileaks, was chosen as a community grand...

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SF Dyke & Trans Marches Embrace Manning-Will Pride Do the Same?

San Francisco Trans and Dyke March organizations have both endorsed honoring Bradley Manning during their upcoming annual pre San Francisco Pride parade marches on June 28th and 29th respectively. According to both groups Facebook posts SF Pride’s dogged debates and flip-flopping on the issue left both groups distressed. At one...

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Monday Morning News Round Up

As is the case the Castro Biscuit often touches on stories or events over the course of a month (or more) and then conclusions, follow ups, or report backs aren’t always so easy to find. Heres this Monday’s offerings. In a April post we reported SFPD was trying to skip around...

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Community Members Shame Absent SF LGBT Pride Parade Board

Approximately 60 people gathered Tuesday for a “people’s board meeting” in front of the SF Pride office at Market and Pearl Street, to protest the Pride board’s revocation of Bradley Manning’s grand marshal election and its lack of accountability to the community. As previously reported, last week more than 100...

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Pride Pulls Plug on May Meeting-Manning Disinvite Decision Stands

SF Pride Committee has made it official. They are through debating.  Bradley Manning, the Queer, imprisoned US Soldier behind the Wikileaks whistle blowing case will not be one of the myriad of Honorable Grand Marshalls at the San Francisco 2013 LGBT Pride Parade. This roller coaster ride regarding Manning’s invite/disinvite and how...