Openly gay singer and songwriter Tom Goss has released his new music video “Lover,” which tells the story of loss endured by partners of gay service members killed in battle.
“For months I heard stories from service members and their partners about the reality of military life, deployment, war and being left behind,” Goss writes on his blog.
“However, when I turned on the news these stories were continually boiled down to a political discussion of numbers, forgetting that it’s people (and their loved ones) that lie behind the numbers.”
The video features Goss as the bereaved partner of an army soldier (portrayed by Washington D.C. actor Ben Horen) killed while on duty in Afghanistan. Watch here:
Among those playing medics who come to the aid of the wounded soldier are former service members who were discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy — Mike Almy, David Hall, and Danny Gonzales — all of whom are active members of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. Keith Bryant stars as a fellow soldier.