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Barney Frank

Michelle Obama asks LGBT DNC guests for election help

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at packed luncheon honoring LGBT elected officials, saying: "Our president, my husband, has stood strong for the values of freedom, justice and equality that make this country great."

COMMENTARY: Time for next generation of LGBT leaders to step forward

So today, as we observe World AIDS Day, it is painful to watch the divide grow even larger in the LGBT community. But there is always hope. Hope that a new generation steps up to the plate and hits a grand slam for LGBT equality.

BREAKING NEWS: Barney Frank, prominent gay politician, to retire from Congress

"His decision to come out as gay more than two decades ago gave LGBT Americans an authentic voice and a persistent champion in Washington. He has used that voice loudly and often, speaking personally, humorously and effectively about the hopes and challenges of Americans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender."