Lt. Dan Choi Back in Action!

Lt. Dan Choi Back in Action!

Gay military rights advocate Lt. Dan Choi has been reportedly called back into active duty. Photographer Jeff Sheng, who recently turned his lens on active gay and lesbian service members, confirmed the news in a blog posting on

Choi was to appear at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change conference but could not attend due to his being called to serve.

Sheng wrote on that despite Choi facing an Army committee recommending he be discharged under "don't ask, don't tell," his commanding officer was highly supportive of the Arabic translator and West Point graduate.

Choi became a leading activist for repealing "don't ask, don't tell" after he came out publicly to Rachel Maddow and subsequently faced losing his job.

The lieutenant has spoken out in favor of gay marriage and of repealing DADT at Decision Day protests in Los Angeles, Meet in the Middle in Fresno last May and at the National Equality March in Washington D.C. last October.

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