Tag Archives: Eric Alva

Tweet Of The Day – Rep. Joaquin Castro

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SAN ANTONIO: Openly Gay Disabled Iraq Vet Eric Alva Booed By Christian Protesters At LGBT Rights Forum

Openly gay USMC veteran Eric Alva was the first American soldier injured in the Iraq War and anti-gay Christian protesters actually booed him when he spoke yesterday in support of San Antonio’s proposed LGBT rights ordinance. Via the Dallas Voice: At a prayer vigil outside City Hall before the meeting, about 300 people protested the proposed addition to San Antonio’s ...

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Staff Sgt. Eric Alva On USMC Gen. Amos

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HomoQuotable – USMC Staff Sgt. Eric Alva

“He pretty much spit on me, my Purple Heart, and my 13 years of service. I would definitely ask Amos for a meeting to explain his comments, and I’d bring my Purple Heart with me. I wish Obama would invite [Amos] to the White House and fire his ass on the spot.” – Former USMC Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, responding ...

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SHOCKING: Bigoted Hate-Filled Anti-Gay Christian Pastors Oppose Repeal Of DADT

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Today: Veterans Lobby Day In DC

Iraq war veteran Eric Alva, who was the first U.S. soldier to be injured in the current war, tells us about the HRC’s Veterans Lobby Day in Washington DC.

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HomoQuotable – Eric Alva

“As a former Marine and patriotic American, I am deeply disturbed that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is discouraging young patriots from joining the Military at a time when our country needs their service. I am horrified that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” forces trained and ready troops to choose between serving their country and living openly — a choice I myself ...

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Yesterday’s DADT Hearings

Via Nancy Pelosi’s YouTube channel, here’s freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy’s (D-PA) most excellent grilling of Elaine Donnelly of the anti-gay Center For Military Readiness about her opposition to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, followed by the testimony of openly gay Iraq veteran Eric Alva, who lost a leg in combat. Chris Johnson live-blogged the hearing on HRC’s BackStory. ...

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Alva On CNN

Openly gay Iraq vet Eric Alva appeared on CNN’s Paula Zahn Wednesday night to challenge Gen. Peter Pace on DADT..

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HomoQuotable – Eric Alva

“This kind of prejudice is going to continue to have a direct impact on our national security as we allow qualified gay men and women to lose their jobs for no good reason. This policy, and General Pace’s bigotry, is outdated, unnecessary and counter to the same American values our soldiers are giving their lives for each and every day.” ...

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