|This is the letter/note from Frank Ocean's tumblr page. (www.frankocean.tumblr.com)|
He actually has a debut album that is going to be released in about two weeks time titled "Channel Orange" and many critics may say that this is just a gimmick and for attention. Usually, I would say the same. But I think this is actually the perfect time for him to come out and I'm not even saying this only because I am his fan. In his song "We All Try", he sings, "I believe that marriage isn't between a man and woman but between love and love". When I first heard this, I didn't really think much about it and I had no idea it was something rather personal to him. I just thought it was really good lyrics and can be a quotable quote that all the cool kids at tumblr can overuse. Now that he has came out and his debut album is about to be realised, I think his fans will have a more personal connection to his music. I am sure that there are thousands of people out there that are or were in the same position as him regarding his sexuality and I believe that through his music, he can encourage many people to be brave about this. I also respect the way he came out. He did not cause a big scene about it, yet I know it had a really big impact on everyone who read it. His words were beautiful and inspiring. I respect him for being honest about his sexuality. For being brave. I know I'm not the only one who thinks this. And I know his music and his words will reach out to many people out there.