This Brave Gay Solider Faces Jail Time When He Should Be Back At Work
Tomorrow morning at 9am my friend Lt. Dan Choi will go on trial for protesting Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. He came out in 2010 on the Rachel Maddow Show– the same year that the law was struck down. Despite the fact that his cause for protesting– DADT– no longer exists, the Justice Dept has aggressively pursued this case and repeatedly denied his requests to have the charges dismissed for three years.
Dan is one of the bravest, strongest, best people I know.
He’s got a whole lot of gut and passion and love and watching him as he literally crafts his own defense– defending his very dignity to a country that he risked his life to serve– has been one of the most heart wrenching experiences of my life.
He deserves better than this.
We made this song and video to raise awareness:
The hashtag is #fail2obey.
I’m literally and actually pleading with you on this one– help get the word out. If you live in DC we’ll be at the courthouse tomorrow at 8:00 AM and we’ll be joined by Ben Jealous, Peter Tatchell and a number of other civil rights leaders.
Meet us there?