Tag Archives: Lt. Dan Choi

Power That Doesn’t Listen Fails/The Starving of the LGBT Community

As the political theater rages on toward the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we have to make sense of the broken promises that got us into these dire circumstances to begin with.

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Between Floating and Leeching: The Financial Struggle of the LGBT Activist

[Note: Pam Spaulding added an amazing commentary of her own to this post and there has been some great conversation. Check out the post over at Pam’s House Blend.] This is a post about making sausage. If you are in any way involved in queer activism, I hope you’ll at least give it some thought. […]

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HRC’s Facebook Wall Gets a Piece of My Mind

Watch how the blind supporters of the Human Rights Campaign react when someone challenges the work their organization does for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Also, charges were mysteriously dropped this morning against Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. James Pietrangelo.

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A Brief Word on President Obama’s Responsibility for Persisting LGBT Discrimination

Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo remind us the importance of holding President Obama accountable.

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The Game-Changing Importance of GetEQUAL’s Direct Action Campaign

As you may have already heard, GetEQUAL has stepped up its direct action campaign. Yesterday, protesters interrupted President Obama’s speech at a Barbara Boxer fundraiser, calling for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Today, six LGBT veterans chained themselves to the White House fence and have just been arrested. Here is the GetEQUAL press […]

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Dan Choi, HRC, The “Schism,” and Mixed Messages

[Update: Joe Solmonese answered some questions today from the DC Agenda and said… nothing remarkable. John Aravosis and Pam Spaulding are writing on this issue today as well.] I had the pleasure of meeting Lt. Dan Choi last night at a speaking engagement at Susquehanna University. As always, he spoke quite strongly and definitely ruffled […]

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