Gay Solider on How Air Force Band Video Outed Him
A closeted and currently deployed gay soldier who took to YouTube to record his thoughts about being gay in the military has recorded another diary entry talking about how when his video of Sidewinder, the 571st Air Force Band, playing songs such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” became an Internet sensation, it lead fellow soldiers to listen to his series of video diaries on YouTube — effectively outing him.
You may remember we previously posted a video of said soldier telling a fellow servicemember he is gay. He has gradually been coming out to a few people but the officer has not revealed his identity or shown his face in the videos and won’t until the DADT rule is officially retired on September 20.
However, in the video below, the officer relates how upon discovering his identity many of his fellow servicemembers were pleased for him that he would be able to come out. On a more personal level he also talks about how it felt telling his girlfriend he is gay.