Barney Frank

Read the latest news about Barney Frank, who is considered one of the most prominent gay politicians in the United States. A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Barney Frank went on to represent the 4th district of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives for several decades. He is also the former chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Frank was the first congressman to come out as gay of his own accord. Moreover, his former partner, Fannie Mae executive Herb Moses, was the first spouse to receive benefits from a same-sex partner in Congress.

The former congressman testified this week against the proposed First Amendment Defense Act, another assault on LGBT rights. Read Frank's glorious rebuke here.

July 14 2016 5:49 AM

Democrats denounced the bill as "shameful," while Republicans and right-wing activists claimed that the First Amendment Defense Act is necessary to protect the beliefs of those offended by marriage equality. 

July 12 2016 12:58 PM Updated

Bernie Sanders’s legal team sent a letter to DNC leadership claiming Barney Frank and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy are “self-proclaimed partisans intent on marginalizing [Sanders] supporters.”

May 28 2016 3:33 PM Updated

Former congressman Barney Frank, blunt as ever, sees positives  and potential negatives with the abrupt departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

October 02 2015 4:15 AM

The former congressman talks to The Advocate about his autobiography and, as we've grown to expect, doesn't hold back.

March 17 2015 4:00 AM

Former congressman Barney Frank is sticking by the decision to exclude transgender workers from protection under ENDA in 2007. Here's why that's still problematic.

October 01 2014 4:00 AM