What the people who matter are saying about Frank Ocean’s coming out


His coming out yesterday did not go unnoticed. Frank Ocean, an R&B singer and member of the Odd Future hip-hop collective, openly discussed his bisexuality via an open letter on his Tumblr, where he describes the summer during which he met and fell in love with another man (his first true love) at 19, and subsequently had his heart broken.

The note that preceded his letter (which was actually a screengrab of a document he typed on TextEdit) explained that what he was about to post “was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify.”

And that’s how the 24-year-old became “a free man” on America’s 236th Independence Day — and in doing so, made sure he will be remembered.

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