WATCH: Barney Frank Looks Back On His Historic Coming Out

Retiring Rep. Barney Frank spoke with the Washington Post‘s Ed O’Keefe about disclosing his sexuality in 1987 and his advice for other out lawmakers. “When I decided to run, I said either you come out and become an activist and have a major role there or I run for Congress,” Frank said. “There was no way I could have been out and won. In the end I almost lost on suspicion.”



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