Gay veteran to discuss 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Gay veteran to discuss ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Eric Alva

Sergeant Eric Alva, the first American soldier wounded in the Iraq War and an activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, will discuss his experiences in the military in a 7 p.m. Oct. 2 lecture in the Nebraska Union auditorium. The talk, part of LGBTQA history month activities, is free and open to the public.

Alva is a gay Marine veteran who lost his right leg in combat. He was honorably discharged from the military and has dedicated his life to advancing LGBT rights. He will discuss the 2011 law repealing the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy from his perspective as a gay veteran.

The lecture is hosted by the LGBTQA Resource Center.

For more information on LGBTQA history month activities, go to

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