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Gay Officer Comes Out to Fellow Soldier (VIDEO)

Gay Officer Comes Out to Fellow Soldier (VIDEO)

 

A gay military man currently serving overseas has uploaded to You Tube a series of video diaries in which he hopes to chart his experiences as the military’s ban on openly gay service personnel is brought to an end.

In one video diary the soldier comes out to a fellow servicemember. The other soldier’s reaction is… well, see for yourself:

Due to the military’s open service ban on gay soldiers still being in place until the sixty-day waiting period on certification has elapsed (which will be September 20), the officer is keen for his friend not to say his name. In other videos posted on the soldier’s YouTube account, he has hidden his face from view. This perhaps emphasizes how until DADT is finally ended, gay and lesbian service personnel must still fear retribution. It also is worth noting that the repeal did nothing to help trans servicemembers who must continue to serve under threat of separation.

You can watch the full series of video’s over at the soldier’s video stream here.

Eagle-eyed readers may notice the account is also posting videos of Sidewinder,  the 571st Air Force Band, singing songs such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” which recently became an Internet sensation.

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6:47AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

Funny!

8:34PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

Sorry it is late and I am tired. Let me try this one more time. The way I see it you are homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual. The homosexual knows he was born that way and it is not a choice. The heterosexual knows he was born that way and it was not a choice. Most bisexual people spend some time being confused about their orientation. Anyone who believes it is a choice and speaks out against it as being wrong is most likely bi or homosexual. Take Keli for instance. If he is straight he is just a plain ignorant bigot who knows it is not a choice but chooses to bully people anyway. Truth is most people who say it is a choice have actually considered doing it with a person of the same sex and found it repulsive based on religious up bringing or pressure from within the family or society. How very unfortunate for them.

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8:29PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

The way I see it is your are homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual. The homosexual knows he was born that way and it is not a choice. The homosexual knows he was born that way and it was not a choice. Most bisexual people spend some time being confused about their orientation. People who believe it is a choice are most likely bisexual. Some speak out against it in the case of Keli below or at least I would like to believe he is bi. If he is straight he is just a plain ignorant bigot who knows it is not a choice but chooses to bully people anyway. Truth is most people who say it is a choice have actually considered doing it with a person of the same sex and found it repulsive based on up bringing be it religious or societal. How very unfortunate for them.

5:52PM PDT on Aug 20, 2011

I loved the nonchalant reaction of the guy on camera. Hahaha...He was so casual about it. That's cool.

12:17AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:15AM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

Kelli E. how closed minded are you? God created all people, no matter color or sexual orientation. Get over it. Honesty, who really cares whether a person is gay or not. Does it affect your life at all? Hasn't affected mine. I have gay friends, I have straight friends, etc. It really doesn't matter. I'm sure a lot of military people will have the same reaction as this guy did in the video.

6:57PM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

being gay is wrong. God created men and women fir eachother not men and men 4 eachother

6:57PM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

being gay is wrong. God created men and women fir eachother not men and men 4 eachother

5:47PM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

It seems mostly the only ones who seem to mind having gays in the military are those who AREN'T in the military or those who are in the military but DON'T belong there.

4:51PM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

Great video!!!!

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