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Saturday, June 14, 2014

National Guard Not Welcome This Time At San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend; Chelsea Manning Is

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.



Anonymous said...

So, if you were sentenced to 8 years last year, how do you get to be a Grand Marshal in a parade this year?

Unknown said...

Oh!! but the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC in 2013 was not filled with queen pride.

What is supposed to be a parade for children ended up being a gay pride parade. Again proving that the goal is to shove it down one's throat.

They are filled with tolerance so long as it is their life style.