Wounded warrior Alex Minsky has become a hit on the internet thanks to his modeling, which often sees him in his underwear. However, in gay singer Tom Goss' new video for "Illuminate the Dark," he stays mostly clothed to show a darker side of his life.
After losing his leg in Afghanistan, the former marine started drinking heavily. It wasn't until he sobered and refocused his attention on his health did he get discovered by photographer Michael Stokes. In the video, the model revisits that time at the bar but also shows his strength to come threw it.
Lori Duron and her son C.J., the author and subject of the award-winning book and blog, Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, and burlesque star Diamondback Annie also share their struggles in a touching visual tribute to perseverance.
Watch "Illuminate the Dark" below:
"Illuminate the Dark" comes from Goss' fourth album, Wait, which is available now.