Last fall the nation held its breath as the U.S. Government finally accepted all of our gay and lesbian troops.
Just hours after “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed, U.S. airman Randy Phillips, a 21-year-old gay member of the Air Force stationed in Germany, videotaped a phone call he made to his father and posted it on YouTube- nervous and exhausted, in his bedroom with a map of the world behind him, Randy told his dad that he was gay.
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The internet and the rest of the world fell in love with the raw emotion of Randy’s live coming out. The video reflected the relief felt by many as the discriminatory era of DADT came to an end. He later followed it up with a video coming out to his mother.
Both videos became such sensations that we made our own video, Gay Soldier Comes Out to Pizza Man-LIVE, because we thought “Who is he going to come out to next?” How about the pizza guy?
Minutes after posting our parody, Randy tweeted to his followers “This is the best thing I have ever seen…I hope you get a billion views.” All of these videos have now gone viral.
Today we’re talking to Randy Phillips from his town home in Germany about what life is like after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, were there any gay military parties and does he now have a boyfriend?
Listen as we ask Randy if he was worried that his coming out videos could have backfired.
What if his mom and dad rejected him?
How to look good in lederhosen.
And Randy has some new shirtless workout and cooking videos that take us from his frying pan and into the fire. Feel the burn!
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