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Gay Soldier Comes Out to Dad to Mark DADT’s End (VIDEO)

Gay Soldier Comes Out to Dad to Mark DADT’s End (VIDEO)

 

Readers may remember the story of the gay soldier who in the lead up to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) has been making a video diary talking about his experiences. Now, showing his face for the first time, the active duty soldier has recorded a new video in which he makes a very important phone call.

The soldier, whose video diary series has made national news and gone international through the blogosphere, was finally able to show his face in this video as Tuesday marks the repeal of the military’s ban on openly gay service personnel.

Watch below as the very nervous young man comes out in a phone call to his father. Please note there are a couple of swears so use your discretion:

You can watch the soldier’s other videos on his YouTube channel here.

Want more DADT repeal info? Click here for the LGBT Morning Mix that today is focusing on DADT’s demise.

Related Reading:

Gay Solider on How Air Force Band Video Outed Him

Gay Officer Comes Out to Fellow Soldier

SLDN Releases Post-DADT Service Guide

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12:27PM PST on Feb 28, 2012

aaaaaawwwww!!!!!!!!

1:31PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

That was beautiful watching the unconditional love between this soldier and his Dad. It's apparent that he has had a lot of shame about his sexuality. So glad that he was able to come out and be himself.
Blessings. Be well.

7:55AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

wow, his dad took that a LOT better than his ma. i'd like to give him a big hug.

8:49PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

I'm so proud of him! I'd love to hug him and tell him how much I respect his courage and service.

8:02AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Well done for haveing the guts to go through with telling his dad his gay,you have my respect and admiration.

7:23PM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

wow that was intense...poor guy shouldn't have to get that nervous....love his dad....shows what pure, unconditional, never dying love is : ) I hope my daughter never worries about telling me about herself!

7:36AM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

Bravo to Dad! He handled it much better than Mom!! He was supportive, and made SURE his child knew he was loved - no matter what!

12:22AM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

I have always had the unconditional love of my parents...glad this guy does too! That is the way it should be...

7:01PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

This guy is so lucky to have such supportive people around him. I wish him all the best. I'm glad he's been documenting this journey. Hopefully it'll aspire people to build up the courage/confidence to tell their story to loved ones and loved ones share the same reaction as this guy's father. Maybe one day we'll love each other more than what divides us.

6:58PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

Wow, didn't expect it to be so intense just watching this guy! His father's reaction...how beautiful...and perfect. All you can do is love someone no matter who or what they are. Just beautiful!

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