Barney Frank to LGBT Teens: You Are Making it Better
Rep. Barney Frank has recorded his second video for the It Gets Better Project this time concentrating on how, in terms of LGBT acceptance, things are changing because the younger generation is making it better.
In the video Frank says how grateful he is that he and his boyfriend can now go to dinner as a couple at the White House, and how this signifies the change of attitudes that is sweeping the country when it comes to LGBT rights. Franks also says he knows what it is like to be afraid of coming out, but that he really can say that life does get better:
“It gets better for two reasons. As you get older you deal with people who are more mature, with people who are not prone to the kind of problems frankly that teenagers inflict on each other. But it’s also getting better because of projects like this. And because of the courage of people of your generation. Because as we look at America: the younger people are, the less likely they are to be prejudiced and that’s to a great extent to your credit. Because gay and lesbian and bisexual and transgender youth all over America no longer hide the way my generation did. And by being honest about yourselves you’re liberating people from their prejudice.”
Watch the video below:
As noted above, this is the second It Gets Better video Rep. Frank of Massachusetts has participated in. In July Frank appeared in a video featuring all of the Democratic members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation. You can watch that here.
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