Dont ask, dont tell gay veteran of iraq takes on us army this article is more than 10 years old dan choi is challenging the policy that bars him from being open about his sexuality. Eric alva, a gay marine veteran who lost a leg during combat in the iraq war, faced an unfriendly reception from anti-lgbt protesters in san antonio, texas, this week, while testifying in favor of an anti-discrimination ordinance. Rob smith is a black gay iraq war veteran, journalist, and author who has been vocal in recent months about his decision to walk away from the democratic party and become a republican. Rob smith is a gay iraq war veteran, journalist, lecturer, and lgbt activist. Army as an infantryman, earning the army commendation medal and combat infantry. Dan choi about a proposed compromise to repeal dont ask, dont tell. Iraq soldier dan choi during the gay pride parade in san francisco. Choi, an arabic-speaking graduate of west point military academy, faces a disciplinary hearing for being openly gay. a panel of new york national guard officers has recommended that an iraq war veteran who acknowledged his homosexuality must leave the service, his supporters said tuesday. A gay veteran of the iraq war says he was the victim of antigay discrimination on the fourth of july when a taxi driver allegedly kicked him and his boyfriend out of the cab for what the veteran. They call me an uncle tom for talking about problems in the black community. Democrats want me to find empowerment in victimhood, but as a veteran. After nearly 12 years, gulf war veteran max fuson still can see the blank stares of anxious american troops headed past him into iraq.