Dan Choi
Dan Choi is a former U.S. Army officer and Iraq war veteran. He became an LGBT rights activist following his coming out on The Rachel Maddow Show while challenging America's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, which forbade LGBT service members from serving openly in the military prior to 2012. See Dan Choi’s work as a founding member of Knights Out, an organization of West Point alumni supporting LGBT soldiers to serve openly. A speaker at numerous gay rights events, Choi was a outspoken advocate for marriage equality who was jailed while celebrating Pride with other activists in Russia in 2011.
LGBT, Proud, and American
July 04 2013 4:00 AM ET

LGBT, Proud, and American

Advocate Contributors

A roundup of essays, commentaries, and op-eds from Advocate contributors and staffers, who give a sense of what it means to be an American.

Rep. Says Military Should Repeal DADT's Dishonorable Discharges
June 08 2013 12:55 PM ET

Rep. Says Military Should Repeal DADT's Dishonorable Discharges

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Steve Israel called the practice a 'longtime injustice that needs to be righted.'

Celebs Ask, 'Are You Bradley Manning?'
June 05 2013 2:08 PM ET

Celebs Ask, 'Are You Bradley Manning?'

Michelle Garcia

A new video asks whether anyone else would have taken the same actions that Manning did after witnessing what he did while serving overseas.

Op-ed: How San Francisco Pride Has Failed Bradley Manning
May 10 2013 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How S.F. Pride Has Failed Bradley Manning

Victoria A. Brownworth

Writer Victoria A. Brownworth believes San Francisco Pride's messy grand marshal debacle makes a mockery out of the tradition of pride in general.

Op-ed: Bradley Manning and Queer Collaboration
May 01 2013 3:59 AM ET

Op-ed: Bradley Manning and Queer Collaboration

Victoria A. Brownworth

Rescinding Bradley Manning's invitation to be the grand marshal of San Francisco's big gay celebration is not what pride is all about, says Victoria Brownworth.

Op-ed: My Friend, Dan Choi
April 18 2013 4:31 AM ET

Op-ed: My Friend, Dan Choi

Rob Smith

To many people, he's Lt. Dan Choi, gay activist and the face of the movement to end "don't ask, don't tell." To a fellow former solder, he's just Dan.

Dan Choi Fined $100 For 2010 White House DADT Protest
March 28 2013 2:06 PM ET

Dan Choi Convicted, Fined $100 For 2010 White House DADT Protest

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Army Leiutenant was convicted of failing to obey a lawful order, and ordered to pay a $100 fine.

Maj. Mike Almy, Discharged Under DADT, Reaches Settlement
March 16 2013 2:23 PM ET

Maj. Mike Almy, Discharged Under DADT, Reaches Settlement

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Air Force Major's settlement is the third and final in a lawsuit challenging military discharges under the since-repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

Man Discharged Under DADT Named Co-Chair of Obama's Inaugural Committee
January 17 2013 12:33 PM ET

Man Discharged Under DADT Gets Inaugural Role

Diane Anderson-Minshall

David Hall, a gay man who has spent years fighting for full LGBT military equality, was named National Citizen Co-Chair by Obama's inaugural committee.

Discharged Gay Service Members to Get Full Separation Pay
January 07 2013 5:35 PM ET

Discharged Gay Service Members Win Pay in Settlement

Trudy Ring

Under a legal settlement announced today, military personnel who saw their separation pay cut in half because they were discharged for being gay will be compensated with the remainder.

WATCH Meet The Gay Marine Whose Homecoming Kiss Went Viral
December 29 2012 3:05 PM ET

WATCH: Meet The Gay Marine Whose Homecoming Kiss Went Viral

Sunnivie Brydum

A photo of Sgt. Brandon Morgan kissing his boyfriend, Dalan Wells, went viral in February as a visual symbol of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

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