Join the Bradley Manning SF Pride 2012 contingent
Sunday, June 24. Meet up at 9:30am. Howard and Main Streets, San Francisco CA.
If you miss the meet up, find us in slot #174, assembly location L, on Beale between Mission and Howard.
We welcome all supporters of Bradley Manning to join our official contingent to send a very large, powerful, fun and creative message of support to Bradley, the US government and the world. We aim to creatively, colorfully, musically and fabulously call for the freedom of one of the most influential gay whistle blowers of our generation. If you are a person or are part of a group that plays music, performs, dances, does artwork or anything fun and creative, we urge you to add to and come be a part of our fabulous and diverse contingent. We welcome all individuals, organizational and movement based supporters to endorse and join us! We only ask that all banners, signs and messaging in the parade contingent be in support of Bradley Manning.
Dedicated to equal human rights, he stood openly against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell & actively supported LGBTQ equality, and now he faces life in prison as the accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower. All are invited to join in support of Bradley Manning! Please help spread the word and invite your friends!
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Sponsored by the Bradley Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist
Endorsed by: ANSWER-SF/Bay Area, Asian Americans for Peace & Justice (AAPJ), Bay Area United Against War Newsletter, CodePink: Women for Peace, Global Exchange, Gray Panthers of San Francisco, Iraq Veterans Against the War-SF Bay Area, Movement for a Democratic Society-Bay Area (MDS-Bay Area), Occupy SF Action Council, Socialist Viewpoint, Veterans for Peace-East Bay Chapter 162, Veterans for Peace-SF Chapter 69, War Resisters League-West, World Can’t Wait-SF Bay, and more to come!
“The gay community, our community, among all the communities in the world, we are the only ones that base it’s membership on integrity and telling the truth about ourselves, declassifying that information for the betterment of our entire lives, societies and families. When we do that we realize that the gay movement is more important than just for gay people alone…It was only Bradley Manning who did his job, who fulfilled his duty when he saw war crimes, he stood for truth…As we move forward as a country, we need truth in order to gain justice, you can’t have justice without the whole truth…So what he did as a gay American, as a gay soldier, he stood for integrity, I am proud of him.”
- LGBTQ rights activist and former army Lieutenant Dan Choi.
“He has participated in Pride marches and campaigned against the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ restrictions on gay military personnel… Manning is also a humanist and a man with a conscience. When he discovered human rights violations by the US armed forces and duplicity by the US government, he was shocked and distressed… believing it was betraying the US ideals of democracy and human rights.“
-Human rights activist Peter Tatchell