Gay activist challenging LGBT orgs on Bradley Manning

Posted by Will O'Bryan
February 26, 2013 11:44 AM |

“[W]hy is it that all of the big gay non-profits, from the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – ‘Gay Inc.’ – have failed to utter a word of support for Private Bradley Manning, let alone really campaign for him?  He’s gay, has moderately high name recognition, and unlike any number of air-head celebrities, he’s actually done something to support social justice, rather than mined charitable causes for personal fame and fortune.”

Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network, writing about Manning’s case on CounterPunch, arguing that the Army private’s alleged leaking of classified documents indicates malfeasance on the part of the LGBT-supportive Obama administration, creating a conflict for LGBT organizations. Arrested in May 2010, Manning’s trial is expected to begin in June, according to Salon, which also reported that a military judge ruled last month that Manning has suffered unlawful pretrial punishment. (CounterPunch

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