Frank Ocean
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Following in the matter-of-fact footsteps of Anderson Cooper, R&B singer Frank Ocean, part of the group Odd Future, came out on his blog yesterday, revealing that an old love was a man.

“What i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read. it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits [Upcoming album “Channel Orange”], but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify,” Ocean first posted.

Then, in a long blog post, Ocean wrote, in part, “4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Every day almost, and on the day we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless….It’s December 27,2011….I wanted to create worlds that were rosier than mine…Before writing this I’d told some people my story…I feel like a free man.”

Tyler, the Creator tweeted his support early this morning. In a response article, Russell Simmons just wrote on Global Grind, “Today is a big day for hip-hop. It is a day that will define who we really are. How compassionate will we be? How loving can we be? How inclusive are we? I am profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean….”

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