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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Finds Traction On Campuses

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

George Washington University student Todd Belok dreamed of serving in the Navy. But less than two years ago, Belok was expelled from the Naval Reserve...

Kathy Griffin on DADT & Carrying Levi Johnston's Child

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Glover

The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell is tops among the Human Rights Campaign's legislative goals this year. Who else to force the arc of history other than a reality show star?

Did Dan Choi Jump the Shark, or Has the Gay Community Forgotten What Real Activism Is?

Rob Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Smith

People keep wondering who's going to be the Martin Luther King of the gay rights movement, and that I still don't know, but I think yesterday's actions may have put us one step closer to finding our Malcolm X.

Dan Choi Handcuffs Himself To White House In Don't Ask, Don't Tell Protest (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** Scroll down for video from the scene. ***UPDATE*** Choi has been arrested and taken from the scene. More details from AmericaBlog here...

In the Closet...Still!

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger

Until the current administration puts its foot down and deep-sixes this idiotic policy, hats off to John for reminding us that sometimes laughter can take the sting away.

Gay Troops and the Trouble With Polls

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Only when it comes to the equal treatment of gays and lesbians does our country see fit to dole out rights to an oppressed minority by asking permission of the oppressing majority.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Poll: Support For Gays In The Military Depends On Question

CBS News | Kevin Hechtkopf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new CBS News/ New York Times poll finds that the wording of the question is key when it comes to determining whether Americans support allowing gays...

Jason Linkins

DADT Repeal Activist Lt. Dan Choi Recalled To Active Duty [CORRECTION]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CORRECTION: Seems I got a bit ahead of the field here. Allow Richard Allen Smith, over at VetVoice, to explain: Reports began circulating earlier to...

Dan Choi, Gay Military Rights Advocate, Back On Active Duty

advocate.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gay military rights advocate Lt. Dan Choi has been reportedly called back into active duty. Photographer Jeff Sheng, who recently turned his lens on a...

Prop 8 Trial + DADT Debate = Death Rattle of the Right Wing

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins threatened that America "might have to return to the draft" if it allows gays and lesbians to serve openly, because so many soldiers would quit or never enlist.

Telling the Stories of Those Impacted by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

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

The Don't Ask Don't Tell Story Project will introduce Americans to some of the brave men and women who have been harmed by this unjust policy.

Why Is Obama Firing Dan Choi?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

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.

It's About The Priorities, Stupid

Lady Bunny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lady Bunny

I'm a person who needs health care first. And a gay person second. And the vote on health care is tomorrow! How can that not be gays' and everyone else's primary focus now?

Dan Choi, Gay Soldier, Debates Conservative Military Analyst Over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN's Anderson Cooper hosted a debate between First Lieutenant Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and Arabic linguist who is facing a discharge for annou...

Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

Lt. Dan Choi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lt. Dan Choi

I have spent my life in the army fighting for what I believe is right, and to uphold the American dream both at home and abroad. For me, that has meant fighting, actively, against the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

This Fourth: Freedom, Crispus and Gay Linguists (Remixed)

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

This Fourth of July, consider the true cost of freedom. Beyond spilled blood and loss of life, it is tolerating those not like us, who wish to defend us.

Sweet Speech, Mr. President - But Where Was the Apology? And Where's the Action?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

If "equality" is a founding principle for freedom -- how do you justify withholding "equality for all" from LGBT people for any amount of time?

Obama Gives a Good Speech, But Will It Help Lt. Choi?

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emma Ruby-Sachs

If the Obama administration can't pass a comprehensive overhaul of health care, then how is it going to repeal laws that a large proportion of Americans don't care about or to which many don't object?

Why It's Time for LGBT Democrats to Get Over Their Battered Wife Syndrome

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

What if, instead of giving out a million dollar booty-call, the LGBT donors had suddenly crossed their collective political and economic legs, and told the DNC "No more freebies. Not without that ring."

Gay Pride Reminds Us That Love Can't Be Legislated

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

Love is not something for which we can fight. Fortunately, love is not tangible. It cannot be given or taken away by government legislation.

Jason Linkins

Lt Dan Choi: "The Boots That Marched In Iraq Will Be Marching For Equality" (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lieutenant Dan Choi, an Arabic-speaking linguist who was dismissed from the Army National Guard under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, despite havi...

For Gays in the Military, Obama's Good Intentions Not Enough

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Good intentions are no substitute for the change our service members are counting on, especially those who might like to be relieved from a third or fourth or fifth tour in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Gibbs Breaks From Pentagon: President In "Active" Discussions Over Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary indicated in Thursday afternoon's briefing that the White House is in the midst of "active" negotiations with the Pentagon...

"Daily Show" Takes On Army, White House Over Gay Translator's Firing (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A storm is brewing over President Obama's refusal to intercede on the behalf of Dan Choi, an Arabic translator and lieutenant in the U.S. Army who was...

Do Obama's Private Promises on Don't Ask Don't Tell Matter?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Second Lieutenant Sandy Tsao is being discharged from the military for informing her chain of command that she is gay. Remarkably, she received the following letter from President Obama.