Distinguished Lecture Series - Lt. Dan Choi

Submitted by abr0067 on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 5:29am
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:00pm to 11:30pm

The Distinguished Lecture Series event with Dan Choi has been postponed until 8 p.m. Feb. 10 (Monday).

Lt. Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and Iraq veteran - one of only eight students in his graduating class fluent in Arabic - announced that he was gay on 'The Rachel Maddow Show' on March 19, 2009. Because of three words – “I am gay”– Lt. Choi’s life changed forever. Despite his extreme value as an Arabic speaker able to communicate quickly and clearly with the Iraqi people, one month after his announcement Lt. Dan Choi was notified that the Army had begun discharge proceedings against him. After protests, petitions, and hard work, Lt. Choi fought for the eventual repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ Lt. Choi continues to advocate for full LGBT civil rights and veteran's health. He has served as Grand Marshal of the San Francisco, New York City, Miami and Wichita Kansas LGBT Pride parades. He has also served in the Amsterdam Canal Pride in the Netherlands, and the illegal Moscow Russia Pride Parade where Lt. Choi and several Russians were beaten by neo nazis and secret police.

Ticket Prices:

Students - 1 Free Ticket

Student Guest - $5 (Limit 4)

Faculty/Staff/Alumni - $8

General Public - $10

For event details and to purchase tickets, please visit www.studentaffairs.unt.edu/choi

The University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series is chartered as a university-wide standing Administrative Committee. The objective is to provide the university and greater communities with a variety of distinguished lecturers and speakers that will bring significant interest, visibility and added prestige to the University of North Texas.

Gateway Center Ballroom 35
Event open to: 
Open to the public
Ticket Price: 
For ticket prices, please visit www.studentaffairs.unt.edu/choi.
For more information call: 
1 (940) 565-3805
Department or Sponsor: 
Student Affairs Administration
Contact Name: 
Blake Rexroat
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
Expected Attendance: 
Over 500