Metro Weekly

Tom Goss Performs ''Who We Are'' [video]

The full live performance ''Who We Are'' by gay singer-songwriter Tom Goss at HRC's Thursday afternoon rally for the repeal of ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell.''

Openly gay singer-songwriter Tom Goss gave a rich, stirring performance of “Who We Are” at the Human Rights Campaign’s rally for repeal of ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Thursday, March 18. Written and recorded with fellow gay musician Matt Alber, the song was penned for servicemembers discharged under the current “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy or currently serving in silence.

Matt Alber and I were on tour in February, when the news about [DADT] was most heavy,” Goss writes on his website. “[W]e met with some discharged servicemembers, heard their stories and wrote a song about it.”

A version of the song, recorded by Alber and Goss, is available as a free download.

Support Metro Weekly’s Journalism

These are challenging times for news organizations. And yet it’s crucial we stay active and provide vital resources and information to both our local readers and the world. So won’t you please take a moment and consider supporting Metro Weekly with a membership? For as little as $5 a month, you can help ensure Metro Weekly magazine and remain free, viable resources as we provide the best, most diverse, culturally-resonant LGBTQ coverage in both the D.C. region and around the world. Memberships come with exclusive perks and discounts, your own personal digital delivery of each week’s magazine (and an archive), access to our Member's Lounge when it launches this fall, and exclusive members-only items like Metro Weekly Membership Mugs and Tote Bags! Check out all our membership levels here and please join us today!