Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is holding out little hope of passage for stalled gay rights bills in next year's Congress.

While the 70-year-old, openly gay representative told gay weekly the Washington Blade that he remains hopeful that the Senate will act to repeal the law that bans gay and bisexual service members from serving openly, known as “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” during the upcoming lame-duck session, he gave no such encouragement for other gay rights bills already on the back burner.

“Next year there's no chance of anything happening,” he said. “There's zero chance.”

Frank added that Republicans, who'll takeover the House, and grow their numbers in the Senate, next year, have become increasingly hostile to gay rights.

“The Republicans have become much more anti-gay in their voting pattens,” he said. “There is zero chance of anything good happening with Republicans in control of the House.”

An upcoming report by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay advocate, finds that the number of anti-gay senators doubled since the last Congress. HRC's Congressional Scorecard for the 111th Congress ranks 32 senators with zero percent support of gay rights, up from 16 in the last survey. House members ranked at zero percent support increased from 143 to 144.

Legislation that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and repeal of a federal gay marriage ban, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), are among the gay rights bills likely to be shelved in the coming year.