The man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, spoke to rousing cheers and announced he would attend his first Pride March in June when he marches with the Bradley Manning contingent. Top photo, Ellsberg in front of Manning banners. Middle photo, the crowd listen and snapping pix of him. Bottom photo, yours truly giving his hero a friendly embrace.
Our call-and-response when like this: "They say court martial!" "We say Grand Marshal!"
When I saw my longtime friend and occasional political sparring partner Chris Bowman, left, and I went over to him and said my reputation needing ruining so I wanted to be seen hugging him. Chris is with the Log Cabin Republicans and GOP. Glad he was there exercising his free speech rights with a sign praising SF Pride for reneging on the Grand Marshal honor for Manning. Standing with him was former Supervisor Harry Britt. Chris' sign reads: "Thank you, Lisa and the Pride board for correcting an egregious error!"
And the queer beat goes on . . .