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LGBT Veteran Activist to Speak at MSU

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Stephen Snyder-Hill
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Stephen Snyder-Hill served for 26 years in the military without telling anyone he was gay.  But two days after “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” was repealed in 2011, he submitted a question for a Republican Primary debate via video from Iraq where he was on active duty:  would the candidates reinstate “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” if they were elected?   Even though his question received boos from the audience, it was the beginning of Snyder-Hill’s push for change for the LGBT community.  He’s written a book about his experiences, "Soldier of Change:  from the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Right's Movement."  Snyder-Hill will speak at Missouri State University’s Plaster Student Union tonight (10/12) at 6.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky talked with the soldier ahead of his visit.

Click here for more information about Snyder-Hill's talk at MSU.