Dan Choi Intends to Rejoin the Military


Gay advocate and former Army infantry officer Dan Choi, who was discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell,” was hospitalized last week for mental-health issues, which he blamed in part on the Senate’s failure to invoke cloture on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal earlier this month. Yesterday, in response to the DADT repeal, Choi wrote: “I call on soldiers to gain the courage to come out … not [just] for you, [but] for all those who come after. Climbing the ladder is shameful without true purity of service and I applaud those who give up the superficial artifacts of career in favor of complete integrity and justice. I intend to rejoin the military and serve in any capacity I can be of best use. I intend to marry and have a family of my own.” He also tweeted, “I love you, @SenatorReid.” [HuffPo]