San Francisco Pride Board Opts Not To Honor Bradley Manning At Parade

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (AP)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Organizers of San Francisco’s annual gay pride celebration have confirmed that they won’t honor the U.S. soldier who’s acknowledged providing classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Army private Bradley Manning was selected as a grand marshal for the June 30 SF Pride parade by a group of former grand marshals. However, parade directors decided in April to rescind that honor, sparking protests.

SF Pride directors released a statement last Friday reiterating that decision. The directors say they considered other options they received at a community forum but couldn’t agree on them.

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