Randy Phillips, an handsome American Soldier (currently stationed in Germany) recently uploaded a video of himself coming out to his father (who lives in Alabama) over the phone. In the description of the video, Phillips says, “Called my dad to tell him the hardest thing that gay guys will ever have to say.” Amen to that. Coming out to my parents was the hardest thing I’ve ever done as well.
The video, which has over 2.5 million views already, is pretty epic. To capture such a life changing conversation, that many of us have gone through, is pretty magical. I’m glad he did it, and I’m glad he shared it with others. I’m sure it has and will continue to inspire those still afraid to utter the words, “I’m gay,” to their parents. I know when I came out I beat around the bush as much as possible saying, “I don’t like girls.” It was almost impossible to say the word “gay,” but eventually I did.
Phillips wasn’t sure when he’d see his father again, having already been away for almost a year now – so he figured he should just tell him now. I should also note that Phillips uploaded the video the day that DADT was officially repealed. What a great way to celebrate! Watch the video below. Hope it makes your day like it did mine!