<p>Friday was very interesting time in the gay universe. It was announced that Bradley Manning would be one of the grand marshals of San Francisco Pride.</p><p>If you are not familiar with Manning, here's a quick lowdown: he leaked 700,000 classified U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks as a protest against DADT. At this time, he's in custody and is facing court-martial. <img alt="Thumbnail image for BradleyManning.jpg" src="http://www.bilerico.com/assets_c/2011/07/BradleyManning-thumb-250x360-19460.jpg" width="250" height="360" style="float: right;" />So, he wouldn't be able to attend the parade.</p><p>The announcement drew a lot of cheers and jeers within the LGBT community. While some were happy for Manning, other were not pleased with the news. LGBT military activist, Sean Sala, immediately called <a href="http://instinctmagazine.com/blogs/blog/sean-sala-lgbt-national-military-activist-calls-for-boycott-of-san-francisco-pride?directory=100011">for a boycott of the San Francisco Pride</a>. </p><p>Sala stated that: "I am appalled, infuriated and sad. San Francisco has spit in the face of LGBT Military by using a traitor to our country as a poster child. They are not using Manning for anything they truly admire, only to boost their attendance and garnish more currency for their parade."</p><p>The American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN also denounced San Francisco Pride, saying that is a shameful act and a direct insult to LGBT servicemembers and vets. Within hours of the announcement, San Francisco Pride board president Lisa Williams removed Manning as a grand marshal. </p><p>In <a href="http://lgbtweekly.com/2013/04/26/sf-pridebradley-manning-will-not-be-a-grand-marshal/">her statement</a>, she said that his nomination was a mistake and an act of a lone board member. Lisa also reiterated the earlier statements from the LGBT military organizations. </p><p>But I am a curious about what would have happened if Manning was allowed to stay on as a grand marshal. To some, he is a hero. Dan Choi <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDwQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.advocate.com%2Fnews%2Fdaily-news%2F2011%2F12%2F20%2Fdan-choi-scraps-mps-manning-hearing&ei=H3N7UYKBB6aJjAKZp4CIAw&usg=AFQjCNFxnYI29TyHrRqm0wKWEvAh7mxJ5Q&sig2=2QUFiaZZD9g8UN5YmBVvIw&bvm=bv.45645796,d.cGE">supported Manning during his hearing</a> and LGBT activist Peter Tatchell strongly stood by his side. And to other activists, he is nowhere <a href="http://www.back2stonewall.com/2012/08/bradley-manning-not-gay-hero.html">near a honorable person</a></p><p>I would to hear your opinions about this incident. Was the decision to make Manning a grand marshal an honorable one or a catastrophe waiting to happen? </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BilericoProject/~4/DuOSmOn3pH8" height="1" width="1"/>