SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

San Francisco | LGBTI / Queer

SF Pride Pictures not seen in the Chronicle or Examiner
by Patricia Jackson
Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
More Photos from Pride March
supporters_wait_for_hours_to_march_in_contingent.jpg
supporters_wait_for_hours...

If you only read the SF Chronicle or the Examiner, you would never know that the Pride Parade of commercialisms also contained Free Bradley Manning protestors with the largest contingent in the March. Thankfully, independent media covers our side of the news!
SAN FRANCISCO - July 1 - Over 2000 supporters of openly gay whistleblower, Pvt Bradley Manning, marched in the Bradley Manning Support Network contingent in the SF Pride Parade today. The anchors of KOFY TV’s live coverage said it was the largest non-corporate contingent in the Parade, while Google was the largest corporate contingent.
Read more at indybay.

Other articles on indybay cover the Pride march yesterday. Here are more photos from the non-corporations contingents .
§World Can't Wait banner
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
world_can_t_wait_manning_banner.jpg
world_can_t_wait_manning_...

§Ellis Act poster
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
sf_ellis_act_evictions_poster.jpg
sf_ellis_act_evictions_po...

Group protesting the Ellis evictions
§not the usual google bus
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
anti-gentrification_bus.jpg
anti-gentrification_bus.jpg

§Bradley Manning supporters
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
close_up.jpg
close_up.jpg

Protesting the Pride Board threat to any "unscheduled" Manning protest
§Waiting with Manning contingent
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
ellsberg_in_back_of_contingent_truck.jpg
ellsberg_in_back_of_conti...

§Bradley Manning Contingent
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
full_whistleblower_banner.jpg
full_whistleblower_banner...

Folks waited for hours to march as the Pride committee put them at the end.
§LGBT Labor contingent
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
hotel_workers_supporters.jpg
hotel_workers_supporters....

§Manning support Protestors
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
jumping_in2.jpg
jumping_in2.jpg

Protesting the Pride Board these protestors jumped into the march near the beginning and got cheers from the crowd
§
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
lgbt_labor.jpg
lgbt_labor.jpg

§Main Contingent banner
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
manning_contingent_banner.jpg
manning_contingent_banner...

§Thanks to Manning
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
moral_compass.jpg
moral_compass.jpg

§Manning contingent cable car
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
not_every_boy_wants_to_be_a_soldier.jpg
not_every_boy_wants_to_be...

Patient supporters in the contingent cable car
§Proud Parents March
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
proud_parents.jpg
proud_parents.jpg

Parents and families marched throughout the day
§Masks representing evictions
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
evicted_folks.jpg
evicted_folks.jpg

§Our Family Coaliton
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
our_family_coalition.jpg
our_family_coalition.jpg

§Supporters marched throughout the route
by Patricia Jackson Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:41 PM
more_manning_supporters.jpg
more_manning_supporters.jpg


Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Marched for Manning
Tuesday Jul 2nd, 2013 5:26 AM
Thank you for these excellent photos.

The KPFA 6 p.m. news also missed the labor contingent, which was waiting for 4 hours next to our Manning Contingent, with their truck and van. There was also a huge union van, the size of a mobile blood donation van, waiting to join the labor contingent, near our Manning Contingent.

In addition, on the BART strike, they give us the corporate style of news of interviewing the passengers who do not stay home as they should but rather find other ways to get across the Bay, instead of interviewing the workers, as did Workweek Radio at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, July 1. IT IS THE WORKERS WHO SUFFER THE MOST AS THEY HAVE NO PAYCHECK!

The Bay Guardian has a good story on the BART strike, interviewing the workers and covering the story of the death of a BART worker in 2001. See
http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/06/26/bart-workers-authorize-strike

As to wages, it takes $120,000 a year or $60 per hour to buy a house in the SF Bay Area and you cannot support a family without a house, so BART workers are not making enough money at all. The BART workers have an excellent website with a must see video at
http://www.wemakebartwork.com/

The Bay Guardian also covered the Eviction Contingent. See
http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/06/30/anti-gentrification-activists-%E2%80%9Cget-out%E2%80%9D-pride

It is a sign of LACK OF LABOR CONSCIOUSNESS when any worker joins a CORPORATE CONTINGENT as all profits are our stolen labor. The workers at Google will find out this bitter reality when they demand higher wages and are rejected. The same is true for all the other corporate contingents none of which has any business being in this parade.
by Free Bradley Manning
Tuesday Jul 2nd, 2013 8:08 AM
From: Huge Bradley Manning Contingent Out-Shines Military at SF Pride
Protesters: "Manning blew the whistle, pride just blew it"
- Sarah Lazare, staff writer, 7/1/13
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/07/01-6

After the Pride march, Manning's supporters staged a disruption of military recruiters who set up booths targeting pride attendees for potential enlistment. The Brass Liberation Orchestra marching band, and other Manning supporters, surrounded the military booths, playing music and chanting so loudly that they drowned out the recruiters. Manning's supporters then formed a semi-circle around the recruitment booth to insulate Pride attendees from the recruiters.

Manning was initially slated to be Grand Marshal of this massive LGBTQ celebration, but the SF Pride board rescinded the honor in early June, with the board president declaring Manning a 'traitor.'

The SF Pride board then invited the U.S. military to actively recruit at this massive celebration, marking the first official military recruitment in the festival's history.

******

WE NEVER HEARD ON KPFA THAT THIS MILITARY RECRUITING WAS SHUT DOWN BY THE MANNING CONTINGENT NOR THAT IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THERE WAS MILITARY RECRUITING AT THE GAY CELEBRATION. Here is the June 25, 2013 announcement that this recruiting would take place:

From SF Chronicle, 6/25/13:
http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2013/06/25/military-recruiters-to-attend-sf-pride-for-first-time/
Organizers of the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade throw a party where everyone is welcome. Now, for the first time, military recruiters are joining the crowd. The California National Guard will set up two recruiting booths at this weekend’s event, which organizers predict will draw 1 million people to the city.

and

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by Common Dreams
SF Pride: Military Recruiters Welcome, Bradley Manning Not
- Sarah Lazare, staff writer
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/26-8

San Francisco Pride is welcoming military recruiters to this massive June 30th LGBTQ celebration, the media exposed Tuesday. The revelation comes just weeks after the Pride board officially dumped Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning as the Grand Marshal.

Many of these articles are linked to
http://www.bradleymanning.org/
by Gay Fresnans
Tuesday Jul 2nd, 2013 11:47 AM
...people. For the first time ever, the CHP did recruitment at Fresno's Pride. The agency also provided traffic control for the parade, taking over for our local police department. Our local police provided traffic control for years, but was told it could no longer do so this year.