Bradley Manning and Julian Assange are, like all whistleblowers who justly and rationally seek to undermine the police state and militaristic tendencies that are evident in all more or less bellicose societies,  i.e. all human societies,  among my beloved heroes, and the cowardly and conformistic  San Francisco Gay Pride Board is among my antiheroes. Bradley Manning should be celebrated as a liberator from militaristic oppression and a gay paragon, a touchstone of integrity.