U.S. Marine Asks Gay Country Singer To A Dance (& Gets A Yes!)

Photo: MediaPunch/REX Shutterstock.
One of our favorite types of web video is the "random person asks a celebrity to a dance via YouTube" — and this week, we got a sweet new edition. Tanner White, a U.S. Marine, posted a video on September 1 to formally ask openly gay country musician Steve Grand to be his date to the Marine Corps Ball, which will be held in Wilmington, NC this November. The video, which shows a visibly nervous but resolute White, racked up over 80,000 views in four days.

Advertisement
Tanner didn't have to wait by the (metaphorical) phone for long. Grand posted a video titled simply "Sgt. White, I accept" yesterday, just two days later. In the video, the singer thanks White for his service and lets him know he's "look[ing] forward to a really fun evening with you in November."
Tanner has been posting videos to his channel, "Your Positive Gay Marine," since June 2013. His back catalog of over 20 videos covers topics such as "HIV myths" and "HIV education in the military." His most recent video, posted on September 3, thanks those who got the word out about his message to Grand and helped him score his celeb date for this year's ball.
Advertisement

More from Politics

Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced in a press conference that dashcam and body cam video of the department's interaction with...
Election Day lasts just one day — a 24-hour culmination of the seemingly never-ending campaign season. But we’ll spend the next two, four, six years ...
What can you do to make the candidates first head-to-head battle as pleasant as possible? What is the secret to keep yourself smizing as you listen to the ...
If the chaotic party politics of the 2016 election have left you feeling completely birdbrained, this video is for you. The Founding Fathers (presented ...
The 2016 presidential election has been a captivating contest. If you feel like sometimes you can't look away, well, you're not alone. Even celebrities ...
In the social order of bonobos, females rule and develop cross-generational bonds to keep the males in check. A senior female takes charge, intervening ...
The first presidential debate is finally upon us. On Monday, our candidates for commander-in-chief will finally go head-to-head on issues that matter ...
1. World News: Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency after suffering its largest power outage since 1980.The outage left 1.5 million Puerto ...
Update: Officer Betty Shelby, the policewoman who fatally shot Terence Crutcher last Friday, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, NBC News ...
Step aside, old-school political merch. We're way past bumper stickers and buttons. With the election just months away, people across the country are ...
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton from Funny Or Die Will Tim Kaine be president for nine months if Hillary Clinton gets pregnant? ...
Goodbye, paperwork printouts and lines at the DMV. Hello, registering while in line for coffee. Starting today, you can register to vote over text ...
1. Here At Home: No charges will be filed against police in the shooting death of Korryn Gaines. Korryn Gaines, 23, was shot and killed on August 1 ...
It happened again. This week, two Black men went from living, breathing human beings to hashtags. And yet, despite all I hear about hashtag activism, I'm...