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10:02 am
Tue February 4, 2014

An African-American Veteran Reflects On Coming Out

It's not easy to come out of the closet, but imagine doing that when you're in the Army.

Rob Smith is the author of Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming of Age as a Gay Man in the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Army.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with an African-American veteran about the challenges he faced and the added difficulties of navigating the now-defunct Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

Guest: 

  • Rob Smith, author of Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming of Age as a Gay Man in the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Army.

HEAR MORE: Rob Smith speaks at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference at the Kansas City Convention Center. For more information, click here.

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