Young Alabama US Soldier comes out, live, to his Dad immediately following repeal of DADT. {Video}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 21, 2011
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“Telling my dad that I am gay-LIVE”

“I called my dad to tell him the hardest thing that gay guys will ever have to say.”

First time he’s ever been legally allowed to show his face while serving in the military, after dozens of youtube videos. Here goes everything:


More from this young soldier’s youtube channel, before he was allowed to come out officially:

One last (wow): Rolling in the Deep cover with nearly 1.7 million views (from same young man’s youtube channel).

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson and Sidewinder perform a cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Sidewinder is part of the 571st Air Force Band, 131st Bomb Wing, Air National Guard. They are deployed as the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band!/pages/SIDEWINDER-Air-National-Guard-Band-of-the-Ce…

Sidewinder is Capt John Arata – officer in charge, keyboards, fiddle; Tech. Sgt. Kevin Maret – NCO in charge, percussion; Tech. Sgt. John Cavanaugh – operations/logistics, bass; Tech. Sgt. Joseph Castilleja – guitar; Staff Sgt. Tobias Callaway – saxophone; Staff Sgt. Ransom Miller – trumpet; Staff Sgt. Devin LaRue – trombone, guitar, keyboards; Staff Sgt. Brian Owens – vocals; Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson – vocals; Staff Sgt. Sean Navarro – Audio, Trombone.

Okay, one more:

On Ellen:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Young Alabama US Soldier comes out, live, to his Dad immediately following repeal of DADT. {Video}”

  1. MojaveMama says:

    Love it! Thank you for posting it on this historic day.

  2. Chris Lemig says:

    This is a wonderful victory for all people…thanks for posting this!

  3. What a beautiful video. It literally brought tears to my eyes.

  4. vick says:

    Its good he came out, but seriously why put his dad in that spot, thats something you should man up about and tell you father face to face. He'll love you regardless, I'm sure he already knew. Just go by it the rite way. Now the whole world knows and its not rite for people close to him , to find out like that.

  5. Na says:

    Perhaps he felt this was the right way to do it. I don’t think it’s for anyone else to judge, although I appreciate where you are coming from. Sometimes we all have to do things our own way and not worry what others are going to think – and it seemed to work out. 🙂

  6. […] an hour after coming out to his father thanks to the repeal of DADT, this young soldier calls his “more conservative” mother. […]