Thursday, 23 August 2012

Bradley Manning: FFS

How Bradley Manning Became a Gay Martyr

Ideologically speaking, supporters of Bradley Manning—the 24-year-old army private expected to face a court martial beginning either in November or January for allegedly leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks—are a fairly predictable bunch: libertarians, antiwar activists, hackers, whistleblowers. (As one Manning supporter put it to me: “Bradley is Welsh, so we started looking around in Wales.”) But what’s sometimes escaped notice is that much of the public support that Manning has received has actually come from certain segments of the LGBT community. After it publicly emerged that Manning was gay (the rumors that circulated after his arrest were confirmed by a New York Times profile in August 2010), many activists offered him their support. In the Washington Blade, Rainey Reitman, a digital freedom activist who is also gay called for the gay community’s engagement: “[A]s queer activists have long known, there is power and transcendence in choosing truth, even when that truth makes others uncomfortable.”

Some right-wing cunt called Eliza Gray - who is evidently not a gay man, so I'm not sure why she thinks she she has some god-given right to patronise us thus - joins the shit storm.
From top leading right-wing bum wipe The New Republic.
Oh, do fuck off you stupid fucking fuck.

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