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Gay Members of Congress

Barney Frank Explains Why He Hid His Atheism

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Almost a year after he revealed that he was a pot-smoking atheist on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) revealed wh...

Arizona State Senator Tells Gay Colleague To 'Act More Gay'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Arizona state Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) advised openly gay state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) to “act more gay” in a closed-door caucus meeting Tu...

The Challenges Of Being A Gay Member Of Congress

Andrew Longhi | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Longhi

These seven LGBT lawmakers are part of a community that, until recently, has been invisible on the national stage. With few of their peers willing to advance LGBT-affirming legislation, the onus is on them make our presence not only heard but integral to political debate.