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Every News Anchor Needs a Gay Soldier’s Coming Out Story. This Is Diane Sawyer’s

Some folks need publicist Howard Bragman to guide them out of the closet. Others need Rachel Maddow. And on at least one occasion, Diane Sawyer will do fine.

His name is Anthony Bustos, and last night on World News the active duty soldier from Texas came out, risking his career, livelihood, and future. Part of photographer Jeff Sheng’s portrait series on closeted soldiers, Bustos previously appeared publicly as a gay soldier only behind the shadows. He now says that even with just six months left on his contract, he cannot continue to serve when his own country discriminates against him.

Men and women like Bustos have been more scared of showing their faces than deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. What world is that?

Join the party, Bustos: