Opening Act: Gay Icon

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Aug. 23 2012 8:11 AM

Opening Act: Gay Icon

Eliza Gray writes on the burgeoning gay martyr status of Bradley Manning.

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David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

“To gay people who have faced the kind of hyper-masculine bullying that [Manning] endured in the military,” says Larry Goldsmith, an historian and gay activist, the “details of his case … were recognizable as the experiences of many gay people at schools, at work, and in sports.” Manning’s gay supporters believe in gay activism that connects the mistreatment of gays, the plight of poor people, and the injustices of war.
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