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Video: Gay Solider Comes Out to his Father

September 20, 2011 by Brett Wilkins in LGBT, US Military & Veterans with 0 Comments

A gay U.S. soldier stationed in Germany celebrated today’s official repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ the longtime discriminatory ban on homosexuals serving openly in the armed forces, by phoning his father back in Alabama and coming out of the closet. The whole touching episode was filmed and posted on YouTube.

According to Gawker, the soldier, known by the Twitter handle AreYouSurprised, had previously uploaded YouTube videos and tweeted about being gay in the military, albeit with his face hidden to conceal his identity.

Watching the young soldier phone is father in Alabama is somewhat nerve-wracking, but dad’s reaction to the big news is… well, I won’t give it all away– watch for yourself:

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