ENDA Protest Shuts Down Las Vegas Blvd.

I wish I had taken an earlier flight to Las Vegas Tuesday for Netroots Nation 2010 so I could join the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) demonstration in front of the Statue of Liberty that adorns New York New York’s exterior. Yes, it was 106 degrees, and that shows total commitment to get workplace equality passed. So does getting arrested which is what happened to Lt. Dan Choi and seven other demonstration participants. Lt. Choi was discharged from the military because of his arrest during a DADT rally earlier this year.

Lt. Choi was released by early afternoon and joined us at the LGBT caucus pre-sessions.

Me and Lt Choi. He is so awesome.

16 Responses to "ENDA Protest Shuts Down Las Vegas Blvd."
dakine01 | Thursday July 22, 2010 02:04 pm 1

Yay Dan Choi!

Yay Lisa!


ratfood | Thursday July 22, 2010 02:16 pm 2

Any idea how many demonstrators participated, other than the eight arrested, Lisa? Kudos to all.


BMcGarth | Thursday July 22, 2010 02:18 pm 3

Keep fighting folks…don’t ever give up.


joycake | Thursday July 22, 2010 02:22 pm 4

Yes, he is awesome and so are you Lisa. Thank you.


SouthernDragon | Thursday July 22, 2010 02:44 pm 5

Direct action!! Way to go.

Have you been to jail for justice?


nahant | Thursday July 22, 2010 03:06 pm 6

Yay Dan Choi!

Yay Lisa!

Absolutely great!!


denco | Thursday July 22, 2010 03:44 pm 7

I don’t think the Lt. Choi was discharged because of an arrest earlier this year. He was discharged because he is gay.


Teddy Partridge | Thursday July 22, 2010 03:50 pm 8
In response to denco @ 7

Dan Choi tweeted yesterday that he’s not been discharged.

So I’m not sure your understanding is up to date. His discharge, if it’s happened, may have happened for reasons unknown.


Teddy Partridge | Thursday July 22, 2010 03:50 pm 9

Oh — my manners! — thank you, Lisa, and thank you, Dan Choi!


denco | Thursday July 22, 2010 03:53 pm 10
In response to denco @ 7

He got his discharge papers today. They had been sent to his parents’ house in California and from what I understand, he and his father do not have the closest relationship so there was some delay in getting them to him.


Mauimom | Thursday July 22, 2010 04:08 pm 11

Lisa, great picture.

And thank you for this story.


msmolly | Thursday July 22, 2010 04:34 pm 12
In response to denco @ 10

That was my understanding, too. Thanks for clarifying.


Suzanne | Thursday July 22, 2010 04:34 pm 13

great photo lisa! sorry you missed the demonstration


egregious | Thursday July 22, 2010 05:16 pm 14

Very cool picture – wow!


Indie | Thursday July 22, 2010 07:54 pm 15

Both the Sherrod matter and the Journolist revelations have one thing in common that the ideologues from both sides remain blissfully and determinedly unaware; the controversies are excellent examples of epistemic closure on both sides…

Creating realities based on false authenticity; possessing a worldview that squeezes facts through an ideological or hyper-partisan prism, generates an inability to objectively perceive events in a rational and logical manner. Perhaps more importantly, it prevents both sides from talking to each other as each is in possession of a separate reality that neither recognizes as the truth.


newtonusr | Thursday July 22, 2010 08:27 pm 16
In response to Indie @ 15

Your career in stand-up needs serious help.


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