A Timeline of Hip Hop Homophobia
July 18 2012 6:00 AM ET

A Timeline of Hip Hop Homophobia

Alex Heigl of Nerve.com

So, Frank Ocean came out this month and said that the first person he fell in love with was a man. And the Internet had some thoughts about it. Most centered around the persistent theme of homophobia in hip-hop — and that got us thinking that we should take a look back at the history of the genre and examine its track record. Check out a timeline on the following pages.

WATCH Madonnas Turn Up the Radio Video Premieres
July 16 2012 9:17 AM ET

WATCH: Madonna's 'Turn Up the Radio' Video Premieres

Jeremy Kinser

Madonna has debuted the video for "Turn Up the Radio," the third radio-friendly single from her chart-topping MDNA album.

Rapper Murs Kisses Another Man to Call Out Hip Hop Homophobes
July 14 2012 8:21 PM ET

WATCH: Rapper Murs Kisses Another Man to Call Out Hip Hop Homophobes

Lucas Grindley

A new video has California rapper Murs wearing a "Legalize Gay" shirt and kissing another man, but ending in a murder-suicide intended to call out homophobia.

Frank Ocean Versus Target and Why His Album Will Not Be Sold There
July 12 2012 1:53 PM ET

Frank Ocean Vs. Target: Why His Album Won't Be Sold There

Lucas Grindley

Frank Ocean's manager has backed off his accusation that Target was refusing to stock the newly out singer's album because of homophobia.

WATCH Koreas Biggest Trans Celebrity Releases Bouncy New Video
July 11 2012 2:53 PM ET

WATCH: Korea's Biggest Trans Celebrity Releases Bouncy New Video

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Transgender singer Harisu became Korea's first transgender celebrity back in 2001, says

Frank Oceans Soulful Performance on Fallon
July 10 2012 5:19 PM ET

WATCH: Frank Ocean's Soulful Performance on Fallon

Michelle Garcia

Upon the early release of his highly anticipated album Channel Orange,

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