25 Of The Most Inspiring Celebrity Coming Out Stories

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Frank Ocean

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It’s wild to think of a time before “Thinking ‘Bout You,” when the world didn’t know that OFWKTA frontman (now, prolific solo artist) Frank Ocean was queer. Frank came out in a Tumblr post during July 2012 with an open letter to a man that he loved when he was a teenager.

“By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love, it changed my life,” Frank wrote about realizing he was in love with a male friend. “I realized too much, too quickly. Imagine being thrown from a plane. I wasn’t in a plane though. I was in a Nissan Maxima, the same car I packed up with bags and drove to Los Angeles in. I sat there and told my friend how I felt. I wept as the words left my mouth. I grieved for them, knowing I could never take them back for myself.”

Read the entire, poetic masterpiece on Genius and see if you can make it through the whole thing without sobbing.

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