Frank Ocean opened a Tumblr post he shared a decade and some change ago. In the note, he went on to detail the story of his first love: Two summers spent with someone for whom he fell hard, someone who changed his life—someone who wouldn’t reciprocate his feelings, or perhaps was too afraid to acknowledge them.10 years ago today, Frank Ocean posted a letter on Tumblr which he opens up about his sexuality. ????— Odd Future (@OddFuturePage) July 4, 2022That Ocean refers to that first love as “he” isn’t the point.

But it was significant back in 2012. It still is today.That note was published just a few days prior to the release of Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated first album, Channel Orange.