In case you hadn’t heard, we successfully funded a Kickstarter in less than 3 days on August 18, 2015, and now we’re making a 2016 calendar out of our series Haikus with Hotties. We have room for 5 more hot guys in the calendar, but we need your help choosing. We started with 10 dream picks and allowed nominations, and today is the last day to vote!
The votes not only tell us who you want us to pursue, but they make it easier for us to convince them to participate if they know that their fans really, really, really want them to be in the calendar.
Our fifth nomination is Dan Choi:
Dan Choi served in the United States Army in Iraq from 2006-7, and he became an LGBT icon for the movement to repeal America’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which forbade LGBT service members from serving openly. After he came out on The Rachel Maddow Show in 2009, he was promptly discharged, and he penned an open letter to President Obama and the US Congress: “[It’s] a slap in the face to me. It is a slap in the face to my soldiers, peers and leaders who have demonstrated that an infantry unit can be professional enough to accept diversity, to accept capable leaders, to accept skilled soldiers.”
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed in 2010, with Choi in attendance. Since then he’s spoken out at numerous LGBT rights events, often getting arrested for his protests, and he is the subject of a documentary by Pearl Park titled Introspective with Dan Choi.
To vote, follow us on Twitter @audreymagazine and tweet at us with “My vote for the ultimate hottie goes to Dan Choi/@prochoi2014 @audreymagazine #HaikuswithHotties http://kck.st/1N8wnGK
Here are the list of people you can vote for:
Also, the campaign is still running until September 13, so if you want to pre-order or check out one of the other reward perks, go for it!