Friday, March 19, 2010
Lt. Dan Choi arrested in protest over DADT
It was supposed to me a polite rally sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. Kathy Griffin was supposed to get everyone laughing. There would be chants and applause and then the crowd would leave.
But Lt. Dan Choi had something else in mind. He approached the podium and said something about this not being a joke. Then he invited the crowd to follow him to the White House fence where he and another gay man who was discharged from service because of his sexuality.
Lt. Dan Choi is tired of neat rallies and email campaigns, and he did what he thought would bring attention to the issue of DADT. It was a courageous move.