Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DADT Officially Over; Soldier comes out on YouTube

Following the official end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, one soldier who has been anonymously posting videos on his channel about being gay in the military finally showed his face. The 21 year-old Air Force serviceman filmed a heartfelt call from Germany coming out to his father, who assured his son "I still love you. It doesn't change our relationship."

Since April, the US soldier has gained close to 10,000 subscribers and describes himself via his Twitter account as a "Military member in the closet, using social media to build up the courage to come out to family, girlfriend, friends, and coworkers." He has done just that and more. His video, posted less than 48 hours ago, has almost 2,000,000 views and 22,000 likes.

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