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1987 - Congressman Barney Frank comes out

Washington, DC

Massachusetts representative Barney Frank becomes the second member of Congress to come out as gay but the first to do so willingly. After coming out, he was re-elected by his district many times and has been a champion for civil and gay and lesbian rights.

Pictured: News clipping

Location: Washington, DC

Source: The Lynn Item

Date: 1987-05-30

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