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Activist Dan Choi suffers legal setback in White House protest arrest case

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
LGBTQ equality rights activist Dan Choi has been dealt a setback in a court case resulting from his arrest during a November 2010 White House protest of the now repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned openly gay service members in the U.S. military. [ Read more → ]

LGBT History Month profile: Activist, Iraq War veteran Lt. Dan Choi

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Lt. Dan Choi is a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran and Arabic linguist. He was the nation’s leading activist for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). [ Read more → ]
Lt. Dan Choi, with Blade reporter Lou Chibbaro Jr.

Choi trial halted after challenge to judge’s ruling

Friday, September 2, 2011
A federal judge on Wednesday suspended the trial of gay former Army Lt. Dan Choi after the prosecutor said she would challenge his preliminary finding that sufficient evidence exists that Choi was targeted for “vindictive prosecution” in connection with a White House protest last November. [ Read more → ]

Discharged Iraq war veteran, gay activist Dan Choi on trial for DADT protest

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Lt. Dan Choi, the openly gay Army veteran and gay rights activist who was arrested outside the White House for protesting against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," testified in court on Tuesday that he was proud and willing to go to jail. [ Read more → ]

Dutch military participates in its first Amsterdam pride flotilla

Monday, August 8, 2011
Uniformed Members of the Dutch defense forces participated in Amsterdam's annual Gay Pride flotilla parade Saturday, on the city's historic Prinsengracht canal, for the first time since openly gay service in the Dutch forces was legalized in 1974. [ Read more → ]
U.S. gay rights activist Dan Choi arrested in Moscow

Russian security forces arrest 34 during Moscow gay pride protest

Sunday, May 29, 2011
MOSCOW -- Russian Interior Ministry Troops and Moscow Special Tactical Militia (police) arrested 34 people during an unauthorized gay pride parade in the center of the Russian capital Saturday. [ Read more → ]
Dan Choi

Military to discharged gay soldiers: You owe us for not serving your full term!

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Adding insult to injury, the Defense Department -- after discharging gay service members under the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy -- apparently sends these former soldiers a bill, demanding they pay back “unearned portions” of their contracts. [ Read more → ]
Tracy Thorne

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ — The Ghost Is Slain

Sunday, December 26, 2010
Anti-gay activists have long considered 1993’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" compromise one of their most prized victories. In one fell swoop, they humiliated President Bill Clinton, flexed their political muscle, and put lesbian and gay people in their place. [ Read more → ]

Reid fulfills promise to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ — Choi reclaims West Point ring

Thursday, December 23, 2010
In July 2010, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) promised Lt. Dan Choi that he would lead the Senate to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Choi, an Iraq war veteran discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," gave Sen. Reid his West Point ring with the agreement that... [ Read more → ]

Gay rights activist Dan Choi hospitalized

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Lt. Dan Choi, the openly gay Army veteran and gay rights activist who was discharged under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, has been hospitalized after suffering a breakdown. [ Read more → ]
White House with POTUS Seal Background

White House under severe criticism for defense of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Saturday, October 23, 2010
The Obama administration is coming under fire for its defense of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by successfully petitioning the Ninth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week for an emergency stay of U. S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillip's injunction issued last Tuesday against the policy. [ Read more → ]

Judge denies stay in ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ ruling — military begins accepting gay recruits

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A federal judge on Tuesday denied a government request to delay her order to halt discharges under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and the Pentagon took the unprecedented steps to begin allowing openly gay recruits to enlist, or re-enlist, in the U.S. Armed Forces. [ Read more → ]

Choi discharged from National Guard under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war veteran who has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," the military ban on openly gay service members, has been discharged from the Army National Guard. [ Read more → ]
Lt. Dan Choi is a controversial crusader for DADT repeal

Study: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ costs U.S. taxpayers half a billion dollars

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A UCLA study estimates there are currently several thousand lesbian, gay, and bisexual soldiers serving in the military, and enforcing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has cost U.S. taxpayers up to more than a half a billion dollars since its inception in 1994. [ Read more → ]

Charges dropped against gay service members over DADT protests

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Prosecutors have dropped all charges against two openly gay service members who twice chained themselves to a White House fence to protest the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. [ Read more → ]
Choi and Pietrangelo at the White House protest on March 18 Photo: John Aravosis of AmericaBlog

Gay service members subpoena Obama in defense of DADT protest

Saturday, July 3, 2010
Two openly gay U.S. Army National Guard soldiers who were arrested for handcuffing themselves to a White House fence, have subpoenaed President Obama to defend them in court, citing they were following orders to lobby him for gay rights. [ Read more → ]

Military veterans chain themselves to White House fence in DADT protest

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Six U.S. military veterans chained themselves to the White House fence Tuesday afternoon in protest of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from opening serving in the U.S. military. [caption id="attachment_7722" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo courtesy: Get Equal (getequal.org)"][/caption] Participants, who... [ Read more → ]

Choi, Pietrangelo arrested at White House protest of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Lt. Dan Choi was arrested Thursday after handcuffing himself to a White House fence to protest the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Choi, a gay rights activist [...] [ Read more → ]

Gay NYC voters give Ford the cold shoulder, demand answers on anti-gay marriage votes

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Harold Ford Jr., the former Tennessee congressman and potential U.S. Senate challenger to New York's Kirsten Gillibrand, got a cool reception Wednesday from gay rights advocates who are skeptical of his new found support for gay marriage. Speaking at the Stonewall Democratic Club of New... [ Read more → ]
Lt. Dan Choi  (Photo credit: Bilerico.com)

Openly gay soldier back in uniform following discharge order under DADT

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Lt. Dan Choi, who was discharged from the military for revealing he is gay under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, is back in uniform. Last year, an Army National Guard committee had recommended that Choi [...] [ Read more → ]
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