Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
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Tear-Jerking Soldier's Coming Out Day Marred by Extreme Hotness


For some time now, anonymous YouTube (and Twitter) user Are You Surprised has been posting videos about Don't Ask Don't Tell and being in the closet in the military (and giving workout updates via photos), and today he came out on video to the public and also came out as gay, by calling his dad. Now I'm sure this is all incredibly moving and socially important and a landmark breakthrough in social media or something, so congratulations to us all, but that is really not why we are all watching this video. Congratulations to gay members of the armed services today (and congratulations to all the rest of us). (via)

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IBentMyWookie (#133)

I think when you're calling your dad via iPhone, it's safe to assume he already knows.

Murgatroid (#2,904)

BRB, calling my girlfriend.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

also, no "Hello, daddy" tag? You're sleeping on the job today, Sicha.

deepomega (#1,720)

Are you surprised I'm gay (for you)

flossy (#1,402)

Even if it had been possible at the time, I would have rather have been IED fodder for angry Afhgan militants than broadcast my coming out to my father, in real time, to the entire freakin' world.

Kids today, man.

Edit: SEXY kids today. MAN.

HiredGoons (#603)

I really wish I could be there to comfort him, hold him, feel his biceps, maybe lick his ear lobe.

You know, just to take the edge off.

jfruh (#713)

I made it like a minute in and then couldn't watch anymore. Can someone please ressure me that his dad still loves him at the end? Thanks.

deepomega (#1,720)

@jfruh Yes.

zidaane (#373)

@jfruh The Crimson Tide comforter set did go up on Ebay the next day though.

joshc (#442)

@jfruh Dad's general response seemed to be "and …"

barnhouse (#1,326)

@jfruh Not only that!! He loves him, and he always will, and he is proud of him!! Oh my god and at the end this adorable kid stands up and goes, "Oh my Lord!" Bawling like it was the end of The Lives of Others, here.

JoshUng (#11,371)

"…but the good news is this means I'm coming home. What? They repealed it you say. Just recently. Dammit I knew I shouldn't have put it off so long!"

But in all seriousness, good for him.

Jeremy B. Yoder (#9,007)

To be fair, I've found exactly this complicating factor at play in any number of "It Gets Better" videos.

Beck Rea@facebook (#46,967)

*sniffles*

I love how tender both of them are to each other.

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