The gay and lesbian members of Congress recorded an It Gets Better video that emphasizes the value of being honest about who you are.
Democratic representatives Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Jared Polis of Colorado, and David Cicilline of Rhode Island talked about what they feared they would lose by coming out and how much better it got after they did.
"I thought I faced a choice, a choice between pursuing the career of my dreams or being honest and open about who I am," said Baldwin. "And then I discovered I didn't have to make that choice; I could do both."
Baldwin came out as a lesbian during an interview with a reporter, and she remembers it as "the most frightening thing I had ever done. But it also ended up being the most freeing."
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