The Face of Gays in the Military

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is that dicey piece of legislation that’s all “Gays can serve in the military no problem” while also being all “So long as you don’t tell anyone and remain completely celibate.” And despite Barack Obama‘s promise to repeal the legislation and those West Point gays publicly coming out, DADT is still very much on the books. So when West Point’s Dan Choi, a member of Knights Out who served in Baghdad (and hid his sexuality from fellow comrades), came out on The Rachel Maddow Show last week, conspiracy theories abounded when Choi’s audio feed was cut. Fortunately, Maddow invited him back on the show on Friday.