Soldier of Change

From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement

Stephen Snyder-Hill

When "Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the official U.S. policy on gays serving in the military, was repealed in September 2011, soldier Stephen Snyder-Hill (then Captain Hill) was serving in Iraq.
Publication date:
October 2014
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Contributor(s) :
George Takei
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612346977

Dimensions : 204 X 128 cm
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£14.50
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612348162

Dimensions : 203 X 127 cm
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£9.99
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Overview
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• The memoir of Stephen Snyder-Hill whose courageous call for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" during a 2011 Republican primary debate positioned him as a champion of LGBT equality.

When "Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the official U.S. policy on gays serving in the military, was repealed in September 2011, soldier Stephen Snyder-Hill (then Captain Hill) was serving in Iraq. Having endured years of this policy, which passively encouraged a culture of fear and secrecy for gay soldiers, Snyder-Hill submitted a video to a Republican primary debate (held two days after the repeal). In the video he asked for the Republicans' thoughts regarding the repeal and their plans, if any, to extend spousal benefits to legally married gay and lesbian soldiers. His video was booed by the audience on national television.

Soldier of Change captures not only the media frenzy that followed that moment, placing Snyder-Hill at the forefront of this modern civil rights movement, but also his twenty-year journey as a gay man in the army: from self-loathing to self-acceptance, to the most important battle of his life-protecting the disenfranchised. Since that time, Snyder-Hill has traveled the country with his husband, giving interviews on major news networks and speaking at universities, community centers, and pride parades, a champion of LGBT equality.