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1987 - Congressman Barney Frank comes out

Washington, DC

Massachusetts representative Barney Frank was the second member of Congress to come out as gay but the first to do so willingly. He has been re-elected by his district many times since coming out 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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