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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.

'50 Years, 50 Heroes': Honoring Barney Frank

For The Advocate's 50th Anniversary, Reaching Out MBA executive director Matt Kidd honors out former Congressman Barney Frank.

17 Gay Sex Scandals That Rocked American Politics

Sex, power, and homophobia have shaped the course of U.S. history. Here's a review.

Barney Frank Offers a Master Class in Telling Off 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.

House Marks Orlando Anniversary With 'Shameful' Anti-LGBT Hearing

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. 


Denied: Bernie's Request to Oust Barney Frank From DNC

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.”


Barney Frank on Life After Boehner

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

In Memoir, Barney Frank Lives Up to His Name

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

Op-ed: What Barney Frank Still Gets Wrong on ENDA

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.

WATCH: Barney Frank on Cynicism and the Macarena

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

WATCH: Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

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.

When Barney Frank Came Out of the Room

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

PHOTOS: Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner

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