Randy Phillips, Gay U.S. Airman, On Why He Came Out On YouTube

02/04/2012 12:15 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

When Randy Phillips uploaded his first video to YouTube, he knew it would change his life forever--he just didn't know if it would be for the better or for the worse.

For all of his adult life a secret was barreling down on the 21-year-old soldier that not even his military-provided bulletproof vest could protect him from. It was so detrimental that it could end his career and damage his relationships.

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