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Joseph Rocha

AP's Misleading Report on Navy Reversal: I Did Not Ask for Anti-Gay Hazing

Joseph Rocha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph Rocha

There were indeed flaws in the investigation of the anti-gay abuse I experienced while a sailor in the U.S. Navy in Bahrain. But AP's conclusion is wrong. The notion that I asked to be hazed is egregious and painful.

Protecting the Military's Gays From Vindictive Outings

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Joseph Christopher Rocha Those, like ...

Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell Now

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

This week hundreds of gay and lesbians veterans flooded the halls of U.S. Capitol as part of Veterans Lobby Day on DADT. But our stories of valor and patriotism were not all received by willing ears.

A Roadmap For 2010 DADT Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

President Obama has said he would sign legislation overturning the ban on gays in the military. Here's a roadmap to make sure that happens in 2010.

Joseph Rocha: Gay Former Sailor Details Abuse In Navy Despite Keeping His Sexuality A Secret

Washington Post | Joseph Rocha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I was 18 years old when I landed in the kingdom of Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi Arabia, in the winter of 2005. It was the first time I'd ever left ...

What Can Stop the Gay-Bashing in the Military?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Petty Officer Third Class Joseph Rocha was brutalized for more than two years at his base in Bahrain after his refusal to hire a prostitute raised suspicions that he was gay. This is not an academic debate.