Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank may be
retiring from Congress but he's not leaving the spotlight.
The 72-year-old Frank has the
distinction of being the first openly gay member of Congress and the
first to enter a marriage with a member of the same sex.
to the AP, Frank is lining up job offers left and right. He'll
become a paid fixture on cable television, the lecture circuit and in
bookstores. Frank has already prepared two book proposals.
Frank to write book on the gay rights movement.)
“I'm hoping to get paid well to do
what I do now for nothing,” Frank said.
He also hopes to teach at Harvard
University and Harvard Law School next fall.
And he's headed to Broadway in
February. Frank will perform a walk-on part in Fiorello!, a
musical based on the life of former New York City Mayor Fiorello
Television and movies may follow.
“I had a request to do a cameo on a
network TV show, but I didn't like the script. So, if they won't
change it, I won't do it. It was kind of demeaning to politicians,”