Tag Archives: Dan Choi

Dan Choi Enters Politics

Dan Choi, who has largely dropped out of the public eye since the repeal of DADT and his high-profile trial for chaining himself to the White House fence, is entering San Francisco politics. From the bio page of his campaign site: The injustice of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prompted Dan to take a leading role in protests against …

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American Prospect Profiles Dan Choi

American Prospect senior editor Gabriel Arana has published a lengthy profile on Dan Choi, who has largely dropped out of the public eye since the repeal of DADT and his high-profile trial for chaining himself to the White House fence.  An excerpt: By the time “don’t ask, don’t tell” was abolished, Dan had been interviewed scores of times, appearing in …

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Dan Choi Found Guilty, Fined $100

Yesterday Dan Choi was found guilty at his trial for a 2010 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” protest outside the White House where he was arrested with a dozen other protesters for refusing police orders to leave the area. Choi was fined a symbolic $100.  The Washington Post reports: The guilty finding against Daniel Choi came as the West Point graduate …

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Dan Choi’s DADT Trial Is This Week

Via press release: On March 28, Lt. Choi will defend himself in a rare criminal trial at the federal level for peaceful protest. The charges are “failure to obey a lawful order” by the US Park Police for protesting in front of the White House — a zone famous for free speech, assembly and petition for redress of grievance. Lt. …

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Dan Choi May Represent Himself

Dan Choi has dismissed his lawyers and says he may represent himself in the case which he hopes will wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Choi was arrested in late 2010 for handcuffing himself to the White House fence, an action he says is protected by the First Amendment. Lou Chibarro reports at Washington Blade: “I think for activists, …

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Dan Choi Banned From Manning Hearing

After an altercation with military police, Dan Choi has been banned from attending the hearing of accused Wikileaks figure Bradley Manning. “They said I was heckling. I definitely was not heckling,” Choi said in a telephone interview Monday morning. “They used six MPs to pin me down to the ground. They handcuffed me. I still can’t feel my right hand. …

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Trial Setback For Dan Choi

Via Washington Post, a setback for Dan Choi’s at his trial for chaining himself to the White House fence. The chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington ruled Tuesday that a judge overseeing Dan Choi’s trial cannot take into account whether prosecutors were treating Choi’s November 2010 protest differently because its subject was “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Choi’s …

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Dan Choi To Re-Enlist

Dan Choi says he’s going to re-enlist. You may recall he attempted to do so last year. More than two years after former infantry officer Daniel Choi came out on a talk show as a gay service member – an event that led to his discharge – the Iraq war veteran says he will re-enlist in the U.S. Army following …

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Dan Choi’s Trial Suspended

In November noted DADT activist Dan Choi was arrested with a dozen others after failing to comply with a police order to unshackle themselves from the White House fence. All of those arrested accepted a plea bargain agreement with sentences of six months probation. But not Choi, whose trial on the charge began this week. Yesterday the trial’s judge suspended …

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Real Christians Love Oil Wells

Last week a group of “leftist” Christian environmentalists, including gay activist Dan Choi, were arrested outside the White House in a protest over a proposed massive oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. But according to a spokesman for the Alliance For The Stewardship Of Creation, those protesters aren’t real Christians. “They profess to believe the Bible,” he points out. “Well, …

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TODAY: Dan Choi’s Trial Begins

Along with a dozen other activists, Dan Choi was arrested last November after handcuffing himself to the White House fence in a DADT protest. Choi was the only one to reject a government offer of six months probation. His trial begins today. Choi said he rejected the offer and requested a trial, where he said he intends to defend what …

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NETROOTS: Choi Rips Up Obama Flyer

Igor Volsky reports at Think Progress: “Lt. Dan Choi ripped up an Obama For America (OFA) flyer this afternoon during a panel at Netroots Nation when he was confronted by an Obama volunteer who attempted to explain away the President’s opposition to same-sex marriage.” NOTE: The Obama administration is prosecuting Choi for chaining himself to the White House fence during …

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Dan Choi’s Trial Set For August

Yesterday a federal court set August 28th as the date that Dan Choi will be tried for DADT-related civil disobedience at the White House. Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly: Former Lt. Dan Choi was in federal court today, the lone individual still facing charges from any of the 2010 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” protests that took place at the …

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State Dept Condemns Moscow Arrests

The U.S. State Department has issued a letter condemning the arrests of gay activists in Moscow over the weekend. STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON Concern about Freedom of Assembly in Russia We note with concern that in Moscow on Saturday, May 28, a peaceable demonstration of Russians advocating for the rights of gays and lesbians, joined by international supporters, …

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RUSSIA: Dan Choi Among Activists Arrested At Moscow Pride Protest

UK Gay News is running a live blog from the pride protest in Moscow. Here are the latest entries at this writing: 14:00. Andy Thayer is confirmed as having been arrested, along with Dan Choi and Louis-Georges Tin, Anna and three other Russian gay activists. 13:40. Report just in that four Russians participats in Pride have been arrested outside Moscow …

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