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.”

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  • Val

    Kudos to these 38 cadets! I admire their courgageous effort to take a stand against this injustice!!!

  • rogue dandelion

    Now will the obama administration allow that young man to be dismissed?
    It is quite the question.

  • BradK

    @Val: Bingo! This is the very definition of courage, leadership, and self-sacrifice. Isn’t that what they’re supposed to be teaching at West Point?

    It’s too bad the MOTUS can’t — or doesn’t care to — grasp the concept. Perhaps he can ask Jay Leno?

  • sal

    support all the way!Obama,my friend are u ready to take ur place on the right side of history????

  • getreal

    The bravery these alumnus displayed is inspiring.

  • Bill

    This country’s finest! Good JOB young men. Let’s see the naysayers choke on this.

    I am Proud of our Service Men!

    Columbus, OH

  • RichardR

    All of them, true American patriots and heroes.

  • Charles J. Mueller

    Very courageous young men, indeed. They are to greatly admired and respected for putting their futures with West Point on the line.

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