Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Soldier Calls Dad to Say He’s Gay

Written by Pats Papers | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:38 PM

UPDATE: The soldier has been identified as 21-year-old Randy Phillips. Gawker reports he is active on Twitter at AreYouSurprised.

Reality TV has nothing on real-life reality. A gay soldier who’s been uploading YouTube videos with his face obscured decided, with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell today, that he should finally tell his father he’s gay. He posted the video online early today.

His father, on the phone from Alabama, paused for a moment before giving the answer his son was hoping to hear: “I love you” and “it doesn’t change our relationship.”

See the full collection of YouTube videos from the AreYouSurprised account.

View the YouTube comments for the Telling My Dad I’m Gay Live video


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