Saturday, May 30, 2009

DAY 13: DADT Update

As you know we have been writing here about Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell for a couple of weeks now. There have been little flashes of news, but nothing major yet. Don’t give up though. Good things sometimes take time!

We told you a little about Lt. Dan Choi’s appearances Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. On Wednesday he defied the orders of dozens of crowd control police and stepped into the “no protest zone” street to ceremoniously salute (pictured, above) his Commander in Chief, Barack Obama, who was at a star-studded fundraiser at the posh Beverly Hilton Hotel. Courage. That’s what Choi is made of!

I’m not sure if I have mentioned it here yet, but Lt. Choi will also be part of the Knights Out contingent in the Pride Parade here in San Francisco at the end of next month. The group of West Point alumni recently came out as gay. Lt. Choi has been very busy since he came out on national television back in March. I think he has put the spotlight back on DADT though and on the President, and hopefully there will actually be some action – soon!

By the way, Knights Out has a website and I urge you to take a look:

Stay tuned!

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