Rep. Barney Frank Discusses Coming Out To His Colleagues In Congress

Barney Frank (D-Mass), who is retiring in January after more than three decades in Congress, sat down with the Washington Post for a short, reflective exit interview.

1. On how he first came out to one of his colleagues, the late Rep. Mike Synar (D-Okla.):

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2. On coming out to his mentor, House Speaker Tip O’Neill (D-Mass):

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3. On the advice he gave to other legislators about coming out:

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4. Watch the full interview:

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