Gay singer/songwriter Tom Goss released a new music video today for his song “Lover.” The video tells the story of loss endured by partners of gay servicemembers killed in battle.
“For months I heard stories from servicemembers and their partners about the reality of military life, deployment, war and being left behind,” Goss said. ”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.”
Goss portrays the partner of an army soldier slain at combat in Afghanistan. Former servicemembers discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” can be found playing medics in the video. Featured are Mike Almy, David Hall, and Danny Hernandez, all of whom are active members of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
This is Goss’s fourth video. The track can be found on the singer’s “Back To Love” album. Goss regularly tours Richmond and plans another visit in the spring.