Monday, July 22, 2013

'Openly Gay Soldier' Now in NYT Bradley Manning Ad

Here's the follow up to my blog post over the weekend about the omission by the Bradley Manning Support Network regarding the WikiLeaks hero's homosexuality from a pending full-page ad in the print edition of the New York Times.

After many queers lobbied the network, wording identifying Manning, pictured, as gay was added to the text and big thanks for this amending goes to the network's leaders. This is the pertinent excerpt from the revised ad with underlining inserted by me:

Finally, we call on President Barack Obama to pardon Bradley Manning. This 25-year-old, openly gay soldier from Oklahoma does not deserve to spend one more day in prison for informing the public of our government’s policies. 

Bradley Manning believed you, Mr. President, when you came into office promising the most transparent administration in history, and that you would protect whistle-blowers. 

Now would be a good time to start upholding that pledged transparency, beginning with PFC Manning.

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