In a journal entry, written during plane ride in 2011, Frank Ocean explored his experience of love for an undisclosed man. This was followed by a flurry of theorizing about who the subject of his discourse was; and how this would impact his fledgling career. Dr. Herukhuti shared his insight with BiMagazine: http://bimagazine.org/index.php/news/oceans-of-love-letter-is-one-black-man-loving-another-man-the-revolutionary-act-of-the-21st-century/
Ocean was just included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In the article, John Legend writes, “Frank broke a lot of rules with his album Channel Orange. He wasn’t focused on “What’s gonna be my single?” And obviously, one of the cardinal rules was that he wasn’t supposed to come out. But he did, and he did it in a way that speaks to what kind of artist he is, in a beautifully written letter to his fans. The day the letter was published, he came over to my house for a July 4 barbecue, where he was among friends who supported him and showed him love.