Gay West Point Alums Come Out Against DADT


A group of 38 West Point Military Academy alumni came out as gay yesterday in an effort to help overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Calling itself Knights Out, the group contacted Academy administration and said it wanted to provide an “open forum” for gay troops. National Guardsman and Knights Out member Dan Choi said he’s willing to be fired from the Army in order to speak his mind:

“If that’s the repercussion, I’m ready to take it,” he told the paper. “I think it’s more important that I let everybody know that … it is a wrong policy.”