Frank Ocean On Coming Out

“The night I posted it, I cried like a fucking baby. It was like all the
frequency just clicked to a change in my head. All the receptors were
now receiving a different signal, and I was happy. I hadn’t been happy
in so long. I’ve been sad again since, but it’s a totally different take
on sad. There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness. I had those fears. In black music, we’ve got so many leaps and bounds to
make with acceptance and tolerance in regard to that issue. It reflects
something just ingrained, you know. When I was growing up, there was
nobody in my family—not even my mother—who I could look to and be like,
‘I know you’ve never said anything homophobic.’ So, you know, you worry
about people in the business who you’ve heard talk that way.” – Hip-hop star Frank Ocean, speaking to GQ.