Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lieutenant Dan Choi re-enlists

Lt. Dan Choi, You’re In The Army Now! | The New Civil Rights Movement

This is huge:
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 wanted from day one: the opportunity to serve his country in the armed forces again. This afternoon, amid dozens of reporters, and thousands of passersby — most totally unaware they were seeing history in the making — Lt. Dan Choi, the former Army infantry officer, re-enlisted in the military, this time, as an out gay man.
This is a huge moment in the LGBT Civil Rights movement, akin to the Little Rock Nine.

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