On Saturday, July 16th, San Diego supporters of Bradley Manning will be marching with The San Diego Alliance
for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) who last September joined with fifteen other local progressive organizations to
rally and call for the immediate release of the alleged Wikileaks whistleblower. Last August, members of S.A.M.E.
were arrested in an act of civil disobedience when they refused to leave the County Clerk's Office until marriage
licenses were issued to the LGBT activists and their partners. S.A.M.E. is calling for the charges against these
"Equality 9" as well as Pfc. Manning to be dropped and insist that all parties are being persecuted for standing
against systemic injustice and committing crimes of conscience.
The Parade route will begin for all contingents at 11am at Normal St and University Ave. We will march for
about 1.5 miles and the route ends at Balboa Park at 6th ave. We ask that you get to Normal St and University
Ave early around 8:30/9am. If you are driving, you can park your car at the Naval Hospital Parking lot on Park
Ave and President's Way. Shuttles will be provided for you and drop you off at Normal St. Our contingent
number is 66.
The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 5th largest in the United States attracting 150,000
cheering spectators. The Pride Parade is the best attended and largest single day event in San
Diego. Join us and share your Pride and solidarity with LGBT queeroes Bradley Manning & S.A.M.E!
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