Comment: they didn't, tptb did

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they didn't, tptb did

The committee or rather the SF Pride Electoral College voted to have Bradley Manning be the honorary Grand Marshal for SF Pride. The SF Pride board basically said there is no way we are going to let that happen and rescinded their decision. The protests have ensued.

for more info....lots of links off this one:
http://darkernet.in/bradley-manning-gay-community-demands-sf...

and the SF Pride statement:
https://www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoPride/posts/62282235107...
its a public post since I just got to it