Apparently, some young hip hop artist related to Billy Ocean (I think?), decided to reveal to the world his past relationship with another man. Mind you, he had an upcoming album that was about to be released, so who knows if this was a brilliant PR move or not.
At any rate, this caused all sorts of buzz and talk about homophobia in hip hop. I also watched people talk about what it means to be straight, gay, bi-sexual or any other sexual labels people have.
I started to wonder why it is important to have these “sexual identities” and does it really matter in the end? Are we attracted to people or to gender?
The same week that Frank Ocean talked about his relationship with another man, Anderson Cooper decided it was time to publicly acknowledge that he was homosexual. I don’t know if it was a shock to many and I even wonder why he felt compelled to talk about it at all. Does it change his image in the public eye as a journalist/talk-show host?
Why do you believe we need sexual labels? What would you do if the person you were dating told you they have had same-sex relationships in the past?