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Frank Ocean Nominated for GLAAD Media Award

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The nominations for the 2013 Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards, aka the GLAAD Media Awards, have been announced, and Frank Ocean has picked up a nod. Congrats!

Ocean — along with pop singer Adam Lambert, indie rocker Rufus Wainwright, dance-pop group Scissor Sisters and the Beth Ditto-fronted rock band Gossip — has been nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist category.

Ocean is facing some seriously stiff competition, but compared to the other nominees, he’s so critically acclaimed and high-profile that he just might swoop in and win this award based on his name and his sphere of influence alone.

The GLAAD awards celebrate the positive depiction of the LGBT community in the media. They will be handed out at three ceremonies that take place from March through May and will be held in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends,” said GLAAD president Herndon Graddick. “Now, more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender plot lines, they expect them.”

Ocean posted an open letter on his Tumblr last year revealing that he’d had a same-sex love affair. In sharing details of the relationships with his fans, the R&B riser made what was considered a brave and bold move.

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