SF Pride Board to announce decision on Bradley Manning today 

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  • SF Pride Board will decide whether Bradley Manning is a Grand Marshal

The SF Pride Board of Directors is planning to announce a decision Friday about whether Bradley Manning will be appointed Grand Marshal of this year's Pride Parade.

The board agreed to reconsider Manning for the honor at last Friday's SF Pride Community Forum meeting attended by more than 150 supporters of the military whistle-blower and said it would make a decision within seven days.

The Wikileaks whistleblower was selected for the honor last month by a group of former grand marshals, but parade organizers declared him ineligible soon after because he isn't local, choosing drag queen BeBe Sweetbriar instead.

Supporters of Manning will hold a press conference outside of the SF Pride office at the corners of Market and Pearl Streets Friday at 5:30 p.m.

A Bradley Manning Teach-in and Discussion will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the former Tower Records site at Market Street and Noe Street.

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