Great Moments in Black LGBT History

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  • Bayard Rustin
  • Audre Lorde/Angela Davis
  • Frank Ocean
  • Rave Symoné
  • Claude McKay/Langston Hughes/Bessie Smith/Wallace Thurman
  • Dorian Corey/Pepper Labieja
  • Frank Ocean, Raven-Symoné
  • Jason Collins
  • Sylvester James, Jr./RuPaul
  • Meshell Ndegeochello
  • James Baldwin
  • Don Lemon

Frank Ocean Opens Up About Sexuality

Taking to Tumblr on July 4, 2012, as his place of solace, R&B artist Frank Ocean explained to the world that his first love was a man. While he never exclusively classified himself into one category within the LGBT community, the Odd Future member said in a 2012 interview, “There’s another side of it that’s just about my own sanity … I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest." 

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