BHCC Celebrates Veterans Day with Stephen Snyder-Hill

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From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement

Several days after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” 20-year Army veteran Stephen Snyder-Hill submitted a question on video regarding the rights of gay and lesbian service members to a debate among presidential candidates.  Snyder-Hill joined the military in 1988, served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and earned numerous military citations. He was booed by the debate audience, and the highly-publicized, homophobic reaction to his question sparked a national conversation on the topic.

Snyder-Hill’s story was covered by HBO’s The Newsroom and news media worldwide, and in his memoir Soldier of Change:  From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. Today, Snyder-Hill and his husband travel the country, telling his story and speaking out about LGBTQ rights. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016
C202
Program begins at 1 p.m.