Randy Phillips, the 21-year-old gay airman stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, has been recording a video diary about his journey as he comes out in the military. On the day of the DADT repeal Randy put out a live recording of a phone conversation where he came out to his father. His dad took it well. Now, Randy has released a recording of the phone call he made to his mother shortly after that — unfortunately she was less positive about this news.
Randy prefaces the phone call with the following:
“I don’t know if she’s going to take it as good as my dad. I think it’s going to be a little bit harder — she’s a lot more conservative. Much more traditional family.”
Indeed, Randy’s mother appears somewhat shocked by the news, voicing concerns over Randy’s “spiritual well-being.” Randy stands up for himself though saying he has always been this way and that he likes who he is.
Watch the video below:
We’ll continue to follow Randy’s video blog.
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