This is unsurprising but sad news.
Lieutenant Dan Choi, the National Guard soldier who publicly came out live on national television, has been dismissed from duty.
He was dismissed for "homosexual conduct".
The show he came out on was the Rachel Maddow Show:
Choi is a founding member of KnightsOut
- an organisation dedicated to confronting and fighting the bigotry inherent in the US Army's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. He violated that policy on National TV in order to say that he thought it was damaging to the army if significant number of soldiers were required to hide a part of themselves in order to serve. He doesn't think it's possible to be the best soldier one can be if forcibly closeted. So he came out.
And now he's been dismissed.
This was definitely a possibility, but it still makes me sad. I hope he continues his work.