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Dan Choi

Why Protest Someone Who Agrees With You? Here's Why.

Matt Baume | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

If you're a member of any group that's been shut out, pushed aside, forgotten or made fun of, you'll never change anything by following the rules. The rules are what marginalized you in the first place. You've got to break a few of them if you want to make history.

On My Candidacy

Lt. Dan Choi | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Lt. Dan Choi

I'm still on the frontline: this time for my school. After a long battle to end the oppressive "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military, I wanted to restart my life.

Leadership and Professional Ethics

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Sometimes we are both highly visible as physical beings, while being invisible as social beings who deserve the same dignity, respect and human connection as everyone else.

Dan Choi, Leadership and the Cult of Personality

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Some survive the maelstrom and become stronger; others, like Dan, pay a very heavy price. Throwing the glare of heavy klieg lights on an already traumatized person is a recipe for disaster.

Papers, Please!

George Heymont | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether undocumented immigrants crawl through a tunnel linking Mexico with the United States or pay a Chinese "snakehead" to help them stow away aboard a container ship bound for America, every day of their life begins with the fear that they will be asked "Papers, please!"

Gay Military Activist Sobs In Courtroom After Conviction For DADT Protest

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After two years of often contentious legal battles, the trial of gay military activist Lt. Dan Choi came to a dramatic conclusion Thursday, after a fe...

This Brave Gay Solider Faces Jail Time When He Should Be Back At Work (VIDEO)

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sara Haile-Mariam

Today my friend Lt. Dan Choi went on trial for chaining himself to the White House fence in protest of "don't ask, don't tell." Despite the fact that DADT no longer exists, the Justice Department has aggressively pursued the charges against him. Dan deserves better than this.

Soldier Who Pushed For DADT Repeal Claims DOJ Persecuting Him

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former Army Lt. Dan Choi is a cheerful, upbeat man. Even over the phone, the crusading gay activist is infectiously enthusiastic and passionate. But h...

PHOTOS: Gay Activist Frank Kameny Honored By LGBT Community At Public Viewing

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LGBT activist Dr. Franklin E. Kameny was honored on Thursday with a public viewing at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. Kameny, who was 86 ...

Just Battles

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert J. Feldman

Some clients serve as teachers. Lt. Dan Choi has served as a veritable institution of higher learning. He has taught us true tenacity and a never-give-up spirit by his tireless example of getting arrested again and again for what he knows is right.

Andrea Stone

Gays Discharged Under DADT Face Tough Odds To Rejoin Military | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's parties celebrating the end of "don't ask, don't tell" are giving way to a morning-after reality: gays who left the military b...

Officer Who Struggled Against DADT To Re-Enlist

Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Dan Choi, the outspoken gay activist who was discharged from the army for revealing his sexuality, told Politico on Tuesday that he plans to re-enlist...

After Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Former Lt. Dan Choi Doubles Down On His Fight For Gay Equality

Posted 11.20.2011 | World

By Kevin Douglas Grant, GlobalPost NEW YORK — The American gay rights movement marks a milestone Tuesday — the official end of the U.S. mili...

Gay Rights on the Move? Obama's Incoherent Record

Anthony Gregory | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Obama the politician talks about gay rights like a Stonewall activist, while as chief executive, he takes positions to the right of Dick Cheney.

Elise Foley

Progressives 'Break Up' With Obama | Elise Foley | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama is decidedly "not [the left's] boyfriend anymore," progressive supporters of gay- and immigrant-rights said on T...

Dan Choi Beaten, Arrested At Moscow Gay Pride Parade

AmericaBlog | John Aravosis | Posted 07.28.2011 | World

It breaks all the rules of blogging to post a link at the top sending you away from this site, but OMG you have to see this Reuters photo of Dan Choi ...

Live From Ground Zero

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Janine Balekdjian

Last night, the students on campus experienced a euphoria we had never known before. We came of age in the era of terrorism, with attacks and fear dominating the headlines for our entire politically-conscious lives.

Are CPAC's White Supremacists OK With Gays?

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Lt. Dan Choi and I talked with Devin Saucier, the Vice President of Youth for Western Civilization, about his group's position on LGBT people. The answer is not the one I expected.

Amanda Terkel

Dan Choi Ordered To Repay Military $2,500 After DADT Discharge | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under don't ask, don't tell (DADT), not only does an openly gay service member get kicked out of the military, but he or she may have to...

The F Word: Ask, Tell, Don't Kill

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last Thursday, 131 demonstrators -- many of them veterans -- were arrested outside of the White House, protesting war.

Dan Choi DADT Repeal Reaction: 'I'm Sure That This Is Sending Shockwaves' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former army lieutenant Dan Choi -- who was discharged from service under the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy after coming out and since has em...

Tell the US Senate Not to Go Home Until DADT Is Repealed

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The House has now passed the standalone "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal bill -- legislation I was proud to introduce in the Senate. Now the Senate must get it done and we must stay in session until we do.

Dan Choi Hospitalized

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Army Lieutenant Dan Choi, perhaps the most prominent face pioneering the effort to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on openly gay ...

I Had a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Dream (And John McCain's Not Gonna Like It)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Heymont

I found myself in a Washington, D.C. hotel lobby surrounded by a group of drag queens attending a gay fundraising event. As a matter of fact, I was in drag, too! Suddenly the doors opened and John McCain was walking directly toward me.

Dan Choi Boycotting MSNBC Over Olbermann Suspension

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dan Choi announced today that he is boycotting MSNBC over the network's suspension of Keith Olbermann. "I'm declining interviews on MSNBC and affil...