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S.F. IDAHO rally: Bradley Manning = Pride Grand Marshal

Friday, May 17, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Michael Petrelis
Location Details:
Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro and Market Streets

S.F.'s May 17 IDAHO Rally: Bradley Manning = Pride Grand Marshal

Members of Gays Without Borders and the Bradley Manning Support Network are organizing a rally and speak out for this year's edition of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on Friday, May 17th in San Francisco, CA. IDAHO is an annual event marking the day the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its classification of diseases in 1990.

What: IDAHO Rally

Why: Declare Bradley Manning the People's Grand Marshal of SF Pride

When: Friday, May 17 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: Harvey Milk Plaza, Market and Castro Streets

The reason why Gays Without Borders is proudly partnering with the Bradley Manning Support Network for the rally is to continue building on community support declaring him Grand Marshal of the SF Pride parade. Manning is the accused gay U.S. Army Private accused of divulging a massive amount of government documents to WikiLeaks.

He was originally chosen to be a Grand Marshal at Pride, but that honor was rescinded in secrecy by the board of directors of Pride, touching off a global outcry condemning the rescission and unleashing a flood of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender solidarity for Manning.

LGBT activists and straight allies will gather at Harvey Milk Plaza on Friday with enormous colorful banners demanding freedom for Manning and global gay solidarity. There will be an open mike session for people to comment about the importance of IDAHO, the Pride board's rescission and express concerns for Manning as he prepares for trial.

Additional IDAHO info here: , and for Bradley Manning go here:

For more information, please contact:
Michael Petrelis, Gays Without Borders
Phone: 1-415-621-6267
Email: mpetrelis [at]

Michael Thurman, Bradley Manning Support Network
Phone: 1-916-202-6060
Email: dude_man_guy60 [at]

Added to the calendar on Tue, May 14, 2013 4:08PM
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