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Lt. Dan Choi Found Guilty in DADT Protest

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
Former U.S. Army Lt. Dan Choi, who was charged with a criminal misconduct for handcuffing himself to the White House fence in protest to DADT, was found guilty but was only charged $100.

Gay Officer’s Trial Put on Hold

By Jessica Gresko | Sep 1
A gay former Army lieutenant who handcuffed himself to the White House fence to protest the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy may be closer to having charges against him dismissed after a judge put his trial on hold Wednesday.

Gay Former Army Officer on Trial in DC for Protest

By Jessica Gresko | Aug 30
A gay former Army lieutenant arrested for handcuffing himself to a White House fence during a protest is being treated differently because he is a prominent voice for gay rights, his lawyer said Monday.

Dan Choi Blasts Obama, Prepares for Trial

By Michael K. Lavers | Aug 18
Former Lt. Dan Choi blasted President Barack Obama for his handling of the repeal of ’don’t ask, don’t tell’ during an interview with EDGE in Fire Island Pines, N.Y., on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Choi’s War: DADT Activist Suffers ’Breakdown’

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 15
DADT repeal advocate Dan Choi, a former Army lieutenant expelled from the service for being gay, has seen the same traumatic things as other combat veterans. On top of that, he’s subjected himself to a demanding push for equality in the military. Now Choi has collapsed under the strain.

The Q&A’s of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

By ANNE FLAHERTY, PETE YOST | Oct 16
The Pentagon has said it will comply with the court order, which was issued this week in a lawsuit brought by opponents of the 17-year-old law. Here, in question-and-answer form, is a look at the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy.

Charges dropped against gay veteran protester

Jul 15
Prosecutors have dropped all charges against an openly gay Iraq War veteran who twice chained himself to a White House fence to protest the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy.

Equality Forum draws tens of thousands

By Michael K. Lavers | May 4
Lieutenant Dan Choi, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey [D-Pa.] and dozens of same-sex couples who either exchanged or renewed their wedding vows were among those who took part in the week-long series of events, parties and workshops in Philadelphia.

Six Arrested at Most Recent Anti-DADT White House Protest

By Kilian Melloy | May 3
A weekend protest in Washington, D.C. led to the arrest of six more anti-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell demonstrators who handcuffed themselves to the fence in front of the White House.

Miami Protesters Bring DADT to Heart of Cuban Community

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 30
In order to reach out to the Cuban American community, Miami activists protesting the military’s ban on service by openly gay troops gathered at a cultural landmark on April 29, congregating at Little Havana’s Versailles Restaurant.

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