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Frank Ocean Comes Out

A$AP Rocky Sounds Off On Closeted Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky recently stopped by Washington D.C.'s WKYS 93.9fm radio station. During the interview he discussed his red lipstick controve...

Snoop Lion: Homosexuality May Never Be 'Acceptable' In Rap Music

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg tells NME he doesn't think homosexuality will ever be fully acceptable in rap music. The newly-christened ...

Rapper A$AP Rocky Sounds Off On 'The Gay Thing' In Hip Hop

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Harlem native A$AP Rocky recently sounded off on "the gay thing" in hip hop during an interview with Alexander Wang for Interview Magazine. The "Goldi...

Frank Ocean Not Pressing Charges On Chris Brown For Assault?

Posted 02.02.2013 | Celebrity

It appears Frank Ocean is ready to forgive Chris Brown -- though we're not sure he'll ever forget what went down. On Jan. 27, Brown, 23, allegedly...

Why Frank Ocean Refuses To Label His Sexuality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what just might be his most revealing interview yet, hip-hop star Frank Ocean is finally opening up about his decision to pen a coming out letter o...

Frank Ocean's Boyfriend?

Media Take Out | Posted 08.01.2012 | Celebrity

July 31, 2012: just got a very INTERESTING piece of gossip. The word on the street is that R&B singer FRANK Ocean has a new DUDE - fo...

Is Chris Brown Making Homophobic Slurs Again?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Chris Brown is on the defense after allegedly making a statement on fellow R&B star Frank Ocean's coming out which some have deemed homophobic. Ea...

Frank Ocean: 'People Are Just Afraid Of Things Too Much'

Posted 07.30.2012 | Black Voices

Weeks following Frank Ocean revealing his first love was a man and the release of his critically acclaimed album, “Channel Orange,” the R&B singer...

Gay Chicago TV Tackles LGBTQ Visibility And The Many Faces Of Coming Out

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

Too often we see the queer community literally white-washed. Telling the stories and honoring the coming-out struggles of people of color like Frank Ocean and Diana King, or of people who challenge gender roles like Megan Rapinoe, is extremely important.

The 'Real Black Man' Is Dead: Frank Ocean and Black Masculinity

Esther Armah | Posted 09.15.2012 | Black Voices
Esther Armah

Frank Ocean's act equals emotional justice; emotional revolution. One step at a time. One conversation at a time. One revelation at a time. Emotional justice is about giving voice to hurts - present and historical - to speaking the most intimate truths.

Target Won't Sell Frank Ocean's Album

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

Frank Ocean's album may currently be the most buzzed about disc in music, but Target isn't interested. Billboard reports the discount retail giant ann...

'Frank Ocean Say He Gay'

Kevin Powell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Powell

That is what I heard a group of teenagers say the other day, here on the streets of Brooklyn, when it came out that Frank Ocean had revealed a past love affair with a man. There was no judgment in that remark, no gay bashing, not even the slightest hint of hatred or disgust hovering about them.

Beyoncé Writes Poem To Show Support For Newly Out Frank Ocean

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After coming out last week in a beautifully penned blog post, R&B singer Frank Ocean received an outpouring of support from friends, collaborators and...

Coming Out In Hip-Hop: Frank Ocean's Radical Step

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert V. Taylor

Ocean's gutsiness in revealing his heart and the surprise of discovering that his first love was a man is more than just transparent. For any of us who remember a first love, it offers a common meeting ground beyond the rhetoric of LGBT rights.

An Open Letter To Frank Ocean | Terrance Dean | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This piece originally ran on Over the course of the past few days I read on the blogs, and saw a few tweets chattering about a...

Diamond Princess Rallies Behind Recently Outted Star

Posted 07.06.2012 | Miami

When Odd Future singer-songwriter Frank Ocean came out as gay on his blog Wednesday night, his announcement was met with a general outpouring of suppo...

Controversy of the Week: Frank Ocean and Sexuality

Rap Genius | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

When I think of Frank Ocean I think about his talent, his amazing songwriting ability, his terrific voice. I think of the first time I heard "Novacane." Should we care whether Frank Ocean is gay or bisexual? The short answer is no.

Go the Way Your Blood Beats: Frank Ocean Frees Himself and Others

Clay Cane | Posted 07.05.2012 | Queer Voices
Clay Cane

Admitting you are anything but heterosexual and ultra-masculine in hip-hop normally equates career suicide, which is what makes the 24-year-old's admission so powerful -- his honesty is more important than the album sales.

Singer Frank Ocean Comes Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This week is shaping up to be a big one for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Not only did Anderson Cooper come out in an incr...