Dan Choi

Dan Choi

Daniel Choi is a former American infantry officer in the United States Army who served in combat in the Iraq war during 2006-2007. He became an LGBT rights activist following his coming out on 'The Rachel Maddow Show' in March 2009 and publicly challenged America's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which forbade lesbian, gay and bisexual service members from serving openly. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Dan Choi has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2009 Rally as a Lieutenant for the U.S. Army. Most common tags: LGBTQ, Military.

Appearances by Title:Iraq War Veteran and LGBT Activist Videos: 1 Lieutenant, U.S. Army Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • Rally Against NSA Surveillance

    Rally Against NSA Surveillance

    Stop Watching Us, a coalition of groups against mass surveillance, held a rally on the National Mall in front of the…

  • Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Daniel Choi, who was discharged for violating the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, talked about his role in the…

  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Lieutenant Dan Choi talked about the latest developments on the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, and he responded to telephone calls…

  • National Equality Rally

    National Equality Rally

    Activists held a rally in support of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in all matters governed by civil law in all…

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