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This Out Gay Marine Is Going To The Marine Corps Ball With Singer Steve Grand

"I'm honored to accept your invitation."

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It's been only two days since out gay Marine Tanner White uploaded a video to YouTube asking singer Steve Grand to accompany him to the upcoming Marine Corps Ball.

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White, who is HIV positive, runs a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing his personal experiences and helping debunk common stereotypes that come along with an HIV-positive diagnosis.

“Hopefully you say yes. If not, it was worth a shot," the Marine said in his video.

This could be the pair at the ball having a fantastic time. But has Grand seen the video? Will he say yes? THE SUSPENSE IS TOO MUCH.

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BuzzFeed News reached out for an answer and got one in ~video form~. The singer-songwriter uploaded his very own YouTube response to say YES!

View this video on YouTube

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Grand himself has never attended the Marine Corps ball, but it has become quite the tradition for members of the military to ask celebs to join them at the event.

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"It wasn't that long ago, not even a couple years ago even, that 'don't ask, don't tell' was repealed, so this is new territory and I am very honored to be part of moving this country forward morally and politically — and in a way that I believe in so strongly," Grand said.

"I think me and Tanner are going to have a great time," Grand said. "He seems like a sweet guy and he's a very accomplished member of our military and has done a lot for both our country and the LGBT movement."

"When I saw his response, my stomach dropped and my heart skipped a beat," Marine Tanner White told BuzzFeed News of his reaction to the video. "I'm very excited and can't wait to have a wonderful night with Steve!"

Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.

Brianna Sacks is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Brianna Sacks at brianna.sacks@buzzfeed.com.

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