The military's ban on openly gay service officially ended at midnight, and already one member of the Air Force has shared a video of his personal journey out of the closet.
A 21-year-old servicemember who had been keeping an anonymous vlog about his quest to come out to his girlfriend, family, and comrades posted a video of his call to his father this morning to tell him he is gay. His father pauses before saying, "I still love you son. Doesn't change our relationship."
You can watch Randy Phillips talk to his dad below in this ABC Good Morning America segment.
Soldiers past and present have shared their experiences serving under the now-defunct policy in a new book called "Our Time: Breaking the Silence of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'" The book is edited by 1st Lt. Josh Seefried, who organized a group of 4,000 closeted servicemembers called "OutServe" to anonymously advocate for repeal. He shed his pseudonym for the first time today in a New York Times profile.Read More »from YouTube: Airman tells dad he is gay as ‘don’t ask’ policy disappears