Soldier Tells Dad He's Gay on YouTube

'I still love you, son,' replies his father
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2011 6:23 PM CDT
Updated Sep 24, 2011 12:00 PM CDT

After the official press conferences and announcements, it's a viral video on YouTube that might be the stealing the show regarding the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. In it, an unidentified gay soldier stationed in Germany films himself telling his father that he's gay, notes ChicagoPride. "Can I tell you something," asks the soldier, whose YouTube handle is AreYouSurprised. "Yeah," says dad. "Will you love me serious?" asks the soldier. "Yes," says the father. "Dad, I'm gay."

After explaining that he didn't want to wait because he didn't know when he'd see his dad again in person, the soldier asks, "Will you still love me?" His father replies, "I still love you, son. Yes, I still love you." (More YouTube stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.