Sunday, December 4, 2011
Coming out is like ...
You have probably seen the YouTube video of the young soldier in Iraq who came out to his dad on the day Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed. He has a YouTube channel that's had over 10 million hits. Anyway, for National Coming Out Day he posted a video of him live in the the airport in Birmingham, AL. You can check it out at the link below.
One of the things he says in the video is that coming out is like throwing up. I've never heard such a concise analogy and I love it. You feel terrible, you swear you're going to die, and you can't keep it in any longer - it just has to happen, and when its over you feel a lot better.
He's a great guy doing a great service to both his country and his fellow gays.