For a second year in a row, Chelsea Manning has been named “honorary grand marshal” of the annual San Francisco gay pride celebration and parade, and once again it’s causing a stir.
Last year a military judge found Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, as she was then known, guilty of espionage for turning over top secret military documents to the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks. One month later, Manning announced she wanted to live as a woman named Chelsea.
Gary Virginia, the volunteer president of the board of San Francisco Pride, which organizes the parade, speaks to Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about why they are honoring Manning.
- Gary Virginia, volunteer president of the board of San Francisco Pride, which organizes the parade in late June.