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Old 06-14-2014, 08:30 PM
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National Guard Not Welcome This Time At San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend; Chelsea Manning Is

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Organizers of San Francisco’s pride weekend festivities have yanked the welcome mat away from the National Guard, voting to ban the Guard from setting up a booth at the festival.

The decision comes at the same time Pride organizers are allowing a controversial Army private who leaked military secrets to be honorary grand marshal.

The board of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee rejected a request from the Guard to set up an informational booth at Civic Center Plaza during Pride Weekend.

Last year, the National Guard had a booth at Pride Weekend for the first time – staffed by gay soldiers – following the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The Guard was also welcomed at Pride events in Los Angeles and San Diego.

The military’s current ban on transgender service members serving openly, minority recruitment tactics, and sexual assault scandals were factors in the board’s decision, Pride Executive Director George Ridgely told LGBT news weekly Bay Area Reporter.

Board President Gary Virginia said in a letter the board was willing to review its decision after this year’s event, Bay Area Weekly reported.

...There were some protests against the National Guard’s presence at last year’s San Francisco event, which also featured the controversy over Army Pvt. Bradley Manning of Wikileaks fame being selected – then dropped – as grand marshal of the parade.

Manning, who now goes by the name Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, is again invited to be honorary grand marshal in this year’s parade.

She was convicted last year of violating the Espionage Act for releasing classified military documents and sentenced to 35 years confinement, with a possible parole release in eight years.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:43 PM
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The military’s current ban on transgender service members serving openly, minority recruitment tactics, and sexual assault scandals were factors in the board’s decision, Pride Executive Director George Ridgely told LGBT news weekly Bay Area Reporter.
The real reasons...

But I think excluding the National Guard is absurd. If we were to take that fine tooth comb across the board I wonder how many advertisers that will bring floats would survive...

* minority recruitment tactics: Call it "affirmative action" and it's all good.


* sexual assault scandals: So are we going to start banning colleges too?
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The Guard was also welcomed at Pride events in Los Angeles and San Diego.
Curious if they will be present at Los Angeles & San Diego this year. Hope so...
The article doesn't mention anything to the contrary so that's hopeful...

San Francisco is the most liberal. Case in point.
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Manning, who now goes by the name Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, is again invited to be honorary grand marshal in this year’s parade.

How long is this going to go on...


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We bet we can trump your perceived intolerance with a boatload of our own!...
Not exactly sure what you're alluding to with this.
But if you really want a comparison of actual examples for intolerance against gays, I can start throwing them out there en masse...
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The military isn't welcome at gay parades but traitors are.

Got it.

Nice standards.
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