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.

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.

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The gay political pioneer shares his feelings on the new documentary about his life and why some songs were banned from his wedding.

May 02 2014 2:05 PM

Although the gay congressman retired from the House earlier this year, his very personal pitch to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act back in 2007 is still relevant today.

November 06 2013 3:59 PM

Alerting staffers that Frank might be coming out in 1986, then-House speaker Tip O'Neill was a bit confused on the terminology.

December 03 2012 2:22 PM

Rep. Barney Frank almost always makes for a fascinating conversation, and his two-step with Chris Matthews over the Democratic Party's stance on marriage equality on MSNBC's Hardball today was no disappointment, according to The Huffington Post.

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Democratic Representative Barney Frank tied the knot with his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday.

July 07 2012 11:14 PM

Activists have been trying to keep Tony Perkins and his virulently antigay views off the airwaves, but when the leader of the Family Research Council went on MSNBC today he was met with a tougher opponent than usual — Rep. Barney Frank.

Perkins made his usual rash of claims, including that kids are made gay because of immoral parenting, and that the purpose of marriage is to procreate. As a result, Perkins reluctantly admitted he doesn't believe same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt.

May 10 2012 9:18 PM