Knowing these things allows us to see that the LGBT-rights movement is about much more than marriage, DADT, and having a TV show that shows high-school students singing and sometimes kissing same-gender-identified people. When we consider the fights that our black youth are fighting daily, we can really see that gay people are just like you. Gay people, and more specifically black gay people, fight the same battles against racism. They are denied access to adequate employment like many, they can’t afford health care like so many, and many have to sleep on the same streets that you walk down on your way to work. They live, they are sometimes scared, but they are ready for change. Having people like Frank Ocean come out is important in terms of visibility, but it is even more important because we are again reminded of that thing called reality. People are still out there that don’t want you here, and that you’ve got to fight to be here.