Coming Out

‘Telling mom I’m gay’ — Airman shares his second coming out phone call

Randy Phillips

Randy Phillips

Last week, we showed you the video of a 21-year-old airman from Alabama who, in the early morning hours of Sept. 20 — the day in which “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed — called his father to reveal for the first time that he’s gay.

Randy Phillips

“I called my dad to tell him the hardest thing that gay guys will ever have to say,” said Airman 1st Class Randy Phillips, whose coming out video went viral, with over 4.6 million views.

Now, one week later, Phillips, serving overseas at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, shares this video when he called his mother just one hour later to also tell her that he is gay.

“I don’t know if she’s going to take it as good as my dad. I think it’s going to be a little bit harder — she’s a lot more conservative. Much more traditional family… very much from Alabama, and she’s hard to talk to…” Phillips said before making the call.

Much of the airman’s 20 minute call was met with silence from his mother, and worries about his “spiritual life.” Watch:

In the end, Phillips asks, “I just want to know if you still love and are still proud of me to be your son. That’s all I want — I can’t expect anything else.”

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