Retiring Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank is providing few details concerning his upcoming wedding to longtime partner Jim Ready, but he showed reporters his engagement band.

Speaking to reporters from the Boston Herald on Monday, Frank provided few details about his upcoming nuptials.

“We're getting married in Massachusetts this summer,” he said.

And he acknowledged that being the first married openly gay member of Congress was bound to receive some attention.

“I suppose given my job it's inevitable, but it's a personal thing. We're happy to be getting married,” Frank said.

The 71-year-old Frank announced last month that he and Ready, 42, were marrying. Frank and Ready, a resident of Maine, first met at a 2005 fundraiser in Maine and began dating in 2007.

Frank came out in 1987 at the age of 47, becoming the first member of Congress to voluntarily announce his sexual orientation.

A proud Frank also showed off to reporters his engagement ring.

“Jimmy is a … he's a handy man … some welding .. so he picked this out,” Frank said.

Frank announced in November that he would not seek re-election in 2012.