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Dan Choi Is On Duty (And Still Gaysian)

February 10th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

Since an Army National Guard committee recommended his discharge last summer, Knights Out founder Lt. Dan Choi has been staying active in the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Meanwhile, his commander, a big supporter, fought the discharge decision and recently called Choi personally to ask for his return.

Great Choi-ce

The Advocate has reported that Choi rejoined his unit in Pennsylvania last weekend, opting out of a speaking engagement at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change conference.

As far as we know, he has not snapped a towel, leered at any of his military colleagues, referred to any unform as “fabulous,” nor told any soldier to give him head. In short, he is doing what he was meant to do: serve his country professionally, with honor and loyalty. That duty has nothing whatsoever to do with the gender he dates and is a heckuvalot more than most of us would or could do ourselves.

We sure as hell feel a whole lot safer knowing he’s out there protecting us.

[The Advocate: Dan Choi Back On Active Duty]

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On Vacasian

May 27th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Hey y’all! For the next three weeks, I’ll be checking in a little less because I’m off to Africa. I’m going on safari in Kenya, visiting a friend in Rwanda who’s helping to create stability and infrastructure there, and hitting the beach in Zanzibar.

Everyone keeps asking me if it’s safe in Rwanda, fourteen years after the genocide, and I want to assure you that it is. So don’t worry! Besides, I have all of my vaccinasians, just in case I get attacked by a swarm of virus-laden mosquitoes or accidentally step on a rusty elephant tusk. Most importantly, I’ve received the Yellow Fever vaccine, so there’s little chance I’ll wind up like this:

Jason Giambi–Off the Juice and Onto the Fever?

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