The following was posted on Dec. 29.
Former Congressman Barney Frank, 73, will attend a reception for U.S. Congressman Gary Peters - a candidate for U.S. Senate - at the Royal Oak home of Michael Chetcuti and Kyle Evans on Sunday, Jan. 5.
Serving in Congress from 1981-2012, Frank has been a leader in the fight against discrimination, championed civil rights and financial reform, and was an architect of the financial regulations aimed at preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis.
In 1987, he became the first member of Congress to voluntarily come out as openly gay, and in 2012, he married his longtime partner, becoming the nation’s first Congressman in a same-sex marriage while in office.
While in Royal Oak, Frank will give a nod to Peters (D-MI 14), who announced in May that he will run for Carl Levin's senate seat. Levin is retiring."Gary Peters is a salt of the earth kind of guy that is solidly behind the LTGB community," said Chetcuti.
Chetcuti and Evans have previously opened their modernist/automotive themed home, located at 827 E. Fourth St., to the likes of Pres. Bill Clinton and U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Al Franken, to name just a few.
This event it open to the public.
If you go
- When: Sunday, Jan. 5 from 2 - 4 p.m.
- Where: The home of Michael “Chet” Chetcuti & Kyle Evans
- RSVP: Click http://action.petersformichigan.com/ev140105 to RSVP or call Elisa Malile at 248-318-5421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.