7th April 2015
First out congressman Barney Frank advises atheist politicians to stay in the closet 22
1:39 PM — The first openly gay Member of Congress, Barney Frank, has advised politicians to remain in the closet about their atheism.
20th March 2015
Barney Frank: Anti-gay lawmakers in the closet have ‘no right to privacy’ 15
7:34 PM — The first openly gay congressman in US history has lambasted homophobic lawmakers who remain in the closet - and said they should be "exposed".
27th September 2014
Barney Frank: Transgender people don’t have rights legislation because they wouldn’t help lobby 68
5:51 PM — Retired congressman Barney Frank has attacked the head of the Human Rights Campaign for apologising to trans groups, and claimed trans people are only excluded from rights legislation because they wouldn't help lobby for it.
27th June 2014
First openly gay congressman attacks Victory Fund for backing gay Republican 2
2:39 PM — The first member of Congress to come out as gay has attacked the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund for backing a gay Republican candidate against a straight pro-equality Democrat.
30th January 2013
Gay former congressman Barney Frank misses out on temporary US Senate vacancy
7:27 PM — Ex-congressman Barney Frank has been overlooked to serve as the interim US senator for Massachusetts.
4th January 2013
US: Gay ex-congressman Barney Frank definitely wants temporary US Senate job
3:15 PM — Barney Frank has told Massachusetts' Governor, Deval Patrick, that he is happy to take up a temporary role as a US senator for the state.
24th December 2012
US: Retiring gay Congressman Barry Frank says he’ll consider role of temporary Senator 3
10:58 PM — The retiring Democrat Congressman Barney Frank has indicated that he would be willing to serve as a temporary senator should John Kerry be appointed the next Secretary of State.
20th December 2012
Gay Democrat Barney Frank: It was wrong to take same-sex marriage case to Supreme Court 16
11:47 PM — The retiring Democrat Congressman Barney Frank has said that gay rights campaigners were wrong to take a case about equal marriage to the Supreme Court.
6th December 2012
US Democrats’ LGBT campaign group faces possible closure due to funding crisis 4
11:15 AM — The National Stonewall Democrats, the main political LGBT lobbying organisation that’s affiliated with the Democratic Party, may close its doors unless it raises $30,000 (£18,600) before the end of the year.
10th July 2012
Gay US congressman Barney Frank says Republicans ‘ignored’ his wedding 7
11:45 PM — Barney Frank, the gay US congressman who married his partner at the weekend, says Republican colleagues have "mostly ignored" his wedding.
8th July 2012
US: Gay congressman Barney Frank marries 4
9:35 PM — Gay Democratic congressman Barney Frank has married his partner Jim Ready in Massachusetts. Mr Frank, who was first the congressman to voluntarily declare being gay, is also the first congressman to have a same-sex marriage while in office.
3rd November 2010
US mid-term elections: Four out gay representatives 4
3:45 PM — There are now four out gay men and women in the US House of Representatives after David Cicilline, a Democrat, won the Rhode Island congressional seat being vacated by retiring Representative Patrick Kennedy.