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Prominent LGBT Rights Activists Tell Their Stories Prior to Houston Event

San Antonio native Eric Alva was the first Marine injured in the Iraq War, and received a Purple Heart for his service. After his time with the military, he advocated for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and has testified in front of Congress against the policy. He continues to be at the […]

San Antonio native Eric Alva was the first Marine injured in the Iraq War, and received a Purple Heart for his service. After his time with the military, he advocated for repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and has testified in front of Congress against the policy. He continues to be at the forefront of the gay rights movement.

Jim Obergefell was the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, which led to legalized marriage equality nationwide.

We talk with bothmen in advance of their appearances tonight (10/27/15) atthe first in an ongoing series calledDiscovery Discussions: Dynamic Conversations with Changemakers, presented by and at Discovery Green downtown.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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