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Watch: Dan Choi On DADT Repeal

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Dan Choi, who has just been released from the hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts spoke to CNN about yesterday's historic vote, his PTSD and how he feels sorry for John McCain who says "must have lost a screw."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. A true American hero.

    A man with a vision. A man with courage. A man who fights not only for himself but for others. He wears the legacy of Harvey Milk and the women and men who fought the AIDS battle well.

    Posted by: chuck | Dec 19, 2010 10:19:36 AM


  2. Thank you again for your service and for your ceaseless battle against inequality. You sound exhausted, please get some much needed rest.

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Dec 19, 2010 10:41:06 AM


  3. http://fablog.ehrensteinland.com/2010/12/19/fait-diver-hello-sailor/

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 19, 2010 11:28:25 AM


  4. So, Senator McCain, you were for DADT before you were against it?

    Posted by: jurassicpork | Dec 19, 2010 11:40:06 AM


  5. Wow, a true heroic coincidence that he has been released from hospital.....just in time!!!!

    Posted by: Rowan | Dec 19, 2010 11:47:41 AM


  6. dan is a nut job and should stfu

    Posted by: doug | Dec 19, 2010 12:02:57 PM


  7. Dan is an American hero who has defended the country he loves so that even assholes like @Doug can speak freely..

    Posted by: ChicagoMike | Dec 19, 2010 12:59:51 PM


  8. Thanks Doug for reminding us that as Dan says this is only the beginning. That the struggle for human rights, respect and human dignity is an on going one.

    Posted by: chuck | Dec 19, 2010 1:01:58 PM


  9. Dan is a model for the military and the country. He truly represents honor and integrity in America.

    Thank you, Dan!

    Posted by: r | Dec 19, 2010 3:09:40 PM


  10. Of course, cockroaches like "Doug" never have the guts to sign a real name when attacking others by name. Here are some comments about Dan by those with credentials that one imagines "Doug" could only dream of equaling:

    From our greatest ally in Congress, and the legislator most responsible for passage of the repeal option bill, Patrick Murphy:

    "Dan Choi is a hero."

    KEITH MEINHOLD: outed himself in 1992 to fight the pre-DADT ban. Discharge barred by the courts, after which he served several years as an out gay man in the Navy before retiring:

    “I firmly believe Lt Choi to be a hero. He took on the U.S. Government and
    endured incredible pressures that few are willing to take on in an effort to
    make our military stronger. He sacrificed his career doing it. We owe him
    gratitude not only for his service to our nation, but his selfless sacrifice for our community."

    Gay former REAR ADMIRAL ALAN STEINMAN; twenty-five years of service, one of the most respected leaders in the fight to end the ban, in an e-mail he sent to Dan upon learning of his discharge that I was privileged to be copied on:

    "Dan,

    Your courage in the fight to repeal DADT is an inspiration to all gay, lesbian and bisexual men and women who don the uniform in defense of our nation. I know you will not let your discharge discourage you; your public voice on this issue has done much to attract the attention of our country and shine a very bright light on the onerous and discriminatory law that is DADT. Please continue to speak out forcefully; our fight is not over yet, as you know only too well.

    Best Regards,
    Al Steinman"

    Posted by: Michael@LeonardMatlovich.com | Dec 19, 2010 4:31:48 PM


  11. Lt Dan Choi's helped ensure DADT was removed this year THANK YOU! It is people like you who make the world a better place Much Love and Light :-)

    Posted by: FunMe | Dec 19, 2010 5:27:03 PM


  12. Dan is our hero. Thank you for your courage and please take the rest you need. The comment from Doug disgusts me!

    Posted by: brent | Dec 19, 2010 6:11:55 PM


  13. Dan Choi is a hero!!!

    Get over it haters; trying to extinguish his light doesn't make yours shine any brighter.

    Posted by: truthteller | Dec 19, 2010 9:07:35 PM


  14. Haha - GREAT NEWS! Bilerico finally blocked AndrewW from commenting because he questioned Dan Choi's motives. Bilerico said Choi suffers from "mental illness."

    http://www.bilerico.com/2010/12/comment_of_the_week_andreww.php

    Is Queerty next? I want him blocked here, too. We shouldn't let people express their opinions on the internet, that would ruin everything.

    Posted by: Hannah Jane | Dec 19, 2010 9:15:17 PM


  15. AndrewW should be blocked. He thinks people in the LGBT movement are just doing it for the money. Choi has dedicated his life to LGBT equality. He has risked his life.

    Choi is a hero. Towleroad should block AndrewW because he is hurting our movement.

    Posted by: Scott NYC | Dec 19, 2010 9:17:39 PM


  16. I come from a military family and Dan Choi does not represent a proper soldier, in fact he's an intelligence officer so he should have complete control of his emotions and logic.
    Victor Fehrenbach and others have shown proper restraint and walked the halls of congress to talk with senators while accepted the fact that Obama must follow the laws placed by the congress of 94.
    I'm glad this paid protester will be out of the spotlight after all of the embarrassing interviews.

    Posted by: Scott | Dec 20, 2010 2:14:41 AM


  17. With the type of courageous, selfless, brave man as Dan Choi and our brothers & sisters in the military, I have no fear for our country from outside enemies, just idiots like John "Sour Grapes" McCain!

    Posted by: GaryJ | Dec 20, 2010 7:34:46 AM


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