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Bradley Manning: Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy' if the Enemy Is Democracy

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can't stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head.

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.

Lt. Dan Choi on Trial

Margaret Cho | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Margaret Cho

Dan needs some paradise right now. He is on trial for contesting and questioning Don't Ask Don't Tell, which was later repealed, yet now he has to go to court, and face some possibly harsh consequences, for speaking out against it years ago.

WATCH: 10 Moments In Gay Media History

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts


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...

Chicago Activist Arrested At Moscow Gay Pride Event

Windy City Times | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

Story courtesy of the Windy City Times Gay Liberation Network ( GLN ) co-founder Andy Thayer is among several people who have been arrested for par...

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...

Congress Repeals DADT

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

To all the supporters of equality and Don't Ask, Don't Tell's death, I am so grateful. As the legislation signals a new chapter in our journey, I call on all soldiers to gain the courage to come out.

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 ...

Out 100: Ricky Martin, Nate Berkus, Johnny Weir Among The Gay Honorees At Out Magazine Bash (PHOTOS)

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Curtis M. Wong

The "Out 100" party has the distinction of being one of the few events where political hopefuls chat up pop artists, and reality TV stars are greeted with the same enthusiasm as porn actors as well as one notoriously disgruntled flight attendant.

It Is Time to Heal America's Civilian-Military Divide

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A recent survey shows 90% of military families believe that civilian communities do not understand their needs nor support the values and dignity that come with a military career. Short of returning to a draft, what is to be done?

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...

Lt. Dan Choi, You're In The Army Now!

The New Civil Rights Movement | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lt. Dan Choi, the Iraq war veteran, Arab linguist, and West Point grad turned "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal activist, today got what he had said he w...

Repealing DADT -- It's Your Turn President Obama

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

Judge Phillips has forthrightly exercised her unquestionable moral authority and lived up to her mandate to defend our constitution against a most vicious domestic enemy: discrimination against honest Americans.

Dan Choi Now Officially Discharged Under DADT

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

Lieutenant Dan Choi's National Guard unit has notified him by mail and phone he has been fully discharged and is no longer serving as an American solider.

White House: No Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal This Year

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

Press Secretary Gibbs told reporters Wednesday that the President does not intend to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell this year. This news comes on the heals of several days of civil disobedience by the new LGBT civil rights organization, GetEqual.

Gay Youth Homeless Shelter Vandalized

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

On Wednesday night, a gay youth homeless shelter was vandalized with anti-gay graffiti that read; "We don't want gay people here."

Dan Choi: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Now

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama promised to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which forbids gays and lesbians fro...

Jason Linkins

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

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.

Lt. Choi Won't Lie for His Country

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Lt. Dan Choi's pre-existing conditions -- being gay and being honest about it -- may be enough to keep him out of the Veterans Affairs health care system for life.

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.

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.