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Rapper Claims Artists Won't Work With Frank Ocean Since He Came Out

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Rapper T-Pain went on an expletive-filled rant about homophobia in hip-hop, claiming that some artists won't even work with Frank Ocean since he came ...

The Unfortunate Celebration of Jason Collins' Coming Out

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.01.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

For one, the "coming out" dog and pony show that the media puts on now is getting tired. It should not be breaking news in 2013 for anyone to announce their sexuality. I understand how "momentous" and "unprecedented" all of this is, but I do find it exploitative and repetitive as well.

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

Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay 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 ...

Frank Ocean, and Why Blacks Need to Finally Get Over Homophobia

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

While we are celebrating the just the survival of an R&B artist admitting he has had a desire for another man, what we are avoiding is the actual discussion of if we are ready for an actual openly gay black artist in our mainstream world.

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 11.21.2012 | Gay 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...

Stevie Wonder On Frank Ocean: 'Some People Who Think They're Gay, They're Confused'

Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Stevie Wonder apologized for his remarks in an email statement to HuffPost Gay Voices: "I’m sorry that my words about anyone feeling con...

Hip-Hop's Anti-Gay Tone Shifting: Could A Gay Rapper Be Next?

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — Snoop Dogg has rapped in songs where gay slurs have been tossed about. He's even said them, part of a long list of rappers who have ...

Frank Ocean's Boyfriend?

Media Take Out | Posted 08.01.2012 | Celebrity

July 31, 2012: MediaTakeOut.com 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 07.31.2012 | Gay 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...

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...

R&B Star Drops Album A Week Early

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment

He has written songs for Beyonce, John Legend and Justin Bieber and sang with Kanye and Jay-Z. Now it's his turn: Frank Ocean has dropped a studio alb...

'Frank Ocean Say He Gay'

Kevin Powell | Posted 09.08.2012 | Gay 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 07.09.2012 | Gay 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...

An Open Letter To Frank Ocean

HelloBeautiful.com | Terrance Dean | Posted 07.06.2012 | Gay Voices

This piece originally ran on HelloBeautiful.com: 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...

Tongues Untied: On 'Coming Out,' Anderson Cooper, and Frank Ocean

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

We met up to talk about the complicated notion of "coming out," Anderson Cooper, and Frank Ocean, and why we think society needs to exit the proverbial "closet" and not LGBT folk.

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 | Gay 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 07.05.2012 | Gay 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...