Bradley Manning Gay: LGBT Groups Remain Mum

Openly gay Bradley Manning, the alleged Wikileaks whistleblower, is about to receive verdict in the case involving the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history. However, as pointed out by The Guardian, two of the largest LGBT rights groups in the U.S. — the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD — have stayed mum about Manning, despite the fact that he was initially proposed as San Francisco Gay Pride Parade Marshall for 2013 (only to be dropped by the LGBT organization who perhaps considered him too controversial). Nonetheless, LGBT supporters showed their love for Manning during last June's gay pride week. Then, why are LGBT rights organizations such as HRC and GLAAD so quiet about the alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower?