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Congratulations to SF Pride! Chelsea Manning is our Queer heroine. It is fantastic that this award will be given to her this year. When one joins the military you take an oath to tell the truth. Chelsea stood up for freedom of information, for our right as the public to know what is being done in other countries in our name. She witnessed horrific war crimes and torture in the course of her daily work in the military and as a matter of conscious she told the truth about this. I am a nurse and everyone should view the collateral damage video which she revealed. It was horrifying to watch adults and children shot down in cold blood in the course of trying to help injured people. In the military you take an oath to defend the constitution, to defend the First Amendment rights of people in this country and beyond. Chelsea put her truth telling above her career, and this should be honored. She was arrested, tortured in prison for this truth telling, than there was an absurd court martial which even her own torture was not even discussed. This period of time she endured should have been the basis for a mistrial. As a 62year old lesbian sister of Chelsea I will be honored to be in her contingent. She also has told the truth about herself and she deserves to have her civil and human rights addressed now. Free Chelsea Manning--we are all Chelsea.
April 15, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.
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