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2012: Frank Ocean Comes Out

Frank Ocean

...And a week later releases his modern classic, channel ORANGE. 

For 25 years, OUT has celebrated queer culture. To mark our silver jubilee, we look back at some of the biggest, brightest moments of the past 9,131 days.

Here, a sampling of some of the album's queer lyrics we pored over:

"A tornado flew around my room before you came / Excuse the mess it made, it usually doesn't rain in Southern California, much like Arizona / My eyes don't shed tears, but boy, they pour when I'm thinkin' 'bout you." -- "Thinkin Bout You"

"If it brings me to my knees it's a bad religion / This unrequited love / To me it's nothing but a one-man cult and cyanide in my styrofoam cup / I can never make him love me / Never make him love me." -- "Bad Religion"

"I know you, Forrest / I know you wouldn't hurt a beetle / But you're so buff and so strong / I'm nervous, Forrest, Forrest Gump / My fingertips and my lips / They burn from the cigarettes / Forrest Gump, you run my mind, boy / Running on my mind, boy." -- "Forrest Gump"

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