The head of the San Diego chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, Ben Gomez, said he and other local activists believe Provost's death was a hate crime. On his MySpace page, Provost made references to same-sex dating and identified another Houston man as "the love of my life."This sailor's blood is on the hands of the Administration for refusing to repeal the crazy "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which stigmatizes gay service members and fosters hostility and suspicion. The policy needs to go, and it needs to go now.
and another source that doesn't link it the murder to DADT; i would have posted this one but the one above was the first one i read. fail on my part.