But since that day is not yet here, we're sharing. With just one click, the 24-year-old New Orleans native has shown more courage than any other entertainer, sports or political figure. Primarily because he chose to be honest about his sexuality at the beginning of his career—not after he's been wildly successful—though he has achieved critical acclaim. On his Tumblr page Frank shares a candid letter he wrote about experiencing love for the first time four years ago with another 19-year-old man. It's personal, heart-felt and touching and relatable to anyone who has, as Rihanna sings on "Take Care," loved and lost:
"4 summers ago, I met somebody," he wrote. "I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I'd see him, and his smile.
"Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realised I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with.
"I sat there and told my friend how I felt. I wept as the words left my mouth. I grieved for then. Knowing I could never take them back for myself. He patted my back. He said kind things. He did his best, but he wouldn't admit the same.
"He had to go back inside soon. It was late and his girlfriend was waiting for him upstairs. He wouldn't tell the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years. I felt like I'd only imagined reciprocity for years.
"I kept up a peculiar friendship with him because I couldn't imagine keeping up my life without him. I struggled to master myself and my emotions. I wasn't always successful.
"I don't have any secrets I need kept anymore. There's probably some small s**t still, but you know what I mean. I was never alone, as much as it felt like it. " Read the rest here