I was so pleased to read the attached link about former Massachusetts Congressman, Barney Frank. I met him a couple of times and had a long conversation a few years back.
Frank was among the first or second gay members of Congress to be out. Since he was out some 20 years ago, and reelected many times, I hate to think of the insults and taunts that came his way.
I remember reading some years ago of a member of Congress who on the House floor referred to Frank that included the term, “bathhouse man”. The Congressman who made to remark was called out and a few minutes later apologized. Frank’s only reply was, “The gentleman’s apology is accepted.”
Frank also had a scumbag of a boyfriend for a while who used Frank’s home in inappropriate ways, I’ve forgotten the details. After the embarrassing details were made public, Frank reflected that he had been successful professionally at that point in life but unsuccessful in his personal life.
After he retired from his political career he married his long time partner. In the link below he explains he is making so much money speaking and writing he does not really need his considerable Congressional pension and benefits.
It pleases me to see Barney Frank having a great time in his post Congressional life.