The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington honored openly-gay Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) with its Harmony Award at the beginning of the Heart Throbs concert on Saturday.
“Last Wednesday you celebrated the 25th anniversary of your coming out in 1987 – the same year, coincidentally, that I came out,” noted Tom Mounteer, board chair of the Chorus. “I don’t think either of us would have predicted in the year of our coming out that – within just 25 years – the sitting U.S. President would support same-sex marriage. And even more amazing, Congressman, who would have thought, after you and Jim return to Washington later this summer, we would have a sitting Member of Congress in a same-sex marriage.”
Congressman Frank accepted the award with his fiancé Jim Ready at his side.