Urge President Obama to pardon Chelsea Manning

Human Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is asking people to urge US President Obama to pardon Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of distributing US military secrets.
“Manning exposed human rights abuses by the US military. She is a courageous human rights defender and should not be in prison. One aspect of Manning’s commitment to human rights is her active support for LGBT equality. She participated in LGBT Pride marches and campaigned against the homophobic US military policy, ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’. In 2008, she attended a rally in New York to oppose attempts to ban same-sex marriage in California. The LGBT community should rally to support her. She is a hero,” said Mr Tatchell.

Campaigners Attack US over manning Verdict

Amnesty International and the Peter Tatchell Foundation have attacked the US over the trial of Bradley Manning. Describing the trial as ‘unfair and biased’, Peter Tatchell stated that Manning was not allowed to refer to his motives or provide his own evidence. Tatchell also referred to his inhumane treatment and the constant use of solitary […]

SF Pride Split over Manning Honour

San Francisco Pride is in political turmoil after a decision to honour Bradley Manning, the gay soldier responsible for thousands of Wikileaks by making him an honorary grand marshal was rescinded on Friday April 26th. The honour, which is bestowed annually upon people who have done a service to the LGBT community, was announced the […]