My father is 69 years old and is known for his dapper bow ties and for seeing the world in strict terms of right and wrong. And since March, he has been taken a political prisoner of the L.A. County Jail System.
Last weekend America had the chance to be in the driver's seat, in a position of power. Instead, American media, and officials, chose the victim route focusing on our vulnerability rather than our resilience.
Dan Choi's poignant point fell on deaf ears at his hearing and while he is still an active soldier, he has been recommended for discharge under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, something the Commander in Chief could halt.
Let's hope Barack does more than award Harvey Milk: Let's hope he takes the spirit and lessons Milk taught and actually begins changing things for members of his country still oppressed by institutionalized bigotry and religious dogma.