PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Congressmen from Rhode Island and Massachusetts have joined two other openly gay colleagues in a new video message to help teens cope with bullying over their sexual orientation.
U.S. Reps. David Cicilline and Barney Frank appear in the three-minute video along with Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Jared Polis of Colorado. It’s part of the “It Gets Better Project,” an online initiative featuring messages of support for gay and lesbian teens. All four are Democrats.
In the video, Cicilline says there’s nothing wrong with being gay. He says “If we can be members of Congress, you can be anything.”
Other “It Gets Better” videos have been recorded by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.