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Frank Ocean Wrote An Insightful And Poignant Essay About The Orlando Tragedy

"Many hate us and wish we didn’t exist. Many are annoyed by our wanting to be married like everyone else or use the correct restroom like everyone else."

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Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean, most known for his critically acclaimed debut album, Channel Orange, posted a beautiful essay on his Tumblr about the Orlando tragedy.

In 2012, Frank Ocean opened up about his sexuality in a Tumblr post and revealed he had a romantic history with a man. Later that same year, when he was asked by GQ if he identified as bisexual, he said, “I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences.”
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In 2012, Frank Ocean opened up about his sexuality in a Tumblr post and revealed he had a romantic history with a man. Later that same year, when he was asked by GQ if he identified as bisexual, he said, “I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences.”

The letter touches on current discriminations faced by LGBT people, like the anti-trans bathroom bill in North Carolina...

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...while also including a personal anecdote about witnessing intolerance from his father.

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He ends his letter by invoking religion, asking what others hear when they talk to God.

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You can read the full text here:

💜 💙 💚 💛 ❤️

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