Friday, September 23, 2011

DADT and the Military

I saw this on Another Blogger post. I thought it was great.  I also listened to some of the shows on OutQ satellite Radio on the day that Don't ask Don't tell was repealed.  There were numerous listeners that called into the radio station.  I also have been following  Steven Phillips on his YouTube outing. Wow.... I wept while I listened. I bet there will be more from him. I hope so.  I found it very powerful. His dad says, "It doesn't change our relationship......   I am very proud of you....  I will always love you....."

I think it is real telling that during the period of  DADT there are so many gay military men and women in the military, and so many gay men and women in marriages. 

I feel that although it is never easy to come out.  These guys did not have a wife and kids to disappoint at home.  That is really tough part. I wish I would have been able to, or have had the courage to come out before I was married. 

Congratulation to all of the people that are able to come out because of this decision. 

1 comment:

  1. I just watched the entire series. I couldn't take my eyes off his chest. It's quite nice a chest, but I'm glad he decided not to go shirtless. By the end, when he came out to his father, I was in tears. It was very inspirational. If only I had the same courage. Thanks for the link. The link on the other blog did not work.

    I found it amazing that the number of views shot up from an average of 200k to over 4 million. This says to me that there are so many people out there in the same shoes. Thanks again for the link.