Rufus Gifford is one of ten Democrats seeking election to the US House of Representatives to represent the solidly-Democratic Massachusetts District 3. Ahead of the party primary Gifford has released a “groundbreaking” ad, focused on his own negative experience as a gay man. Growing up gay 30 years ago was very, very hard, but some people devalue the challenges these people had to face. And he wants to fight for those who still go through the same what he had to survive when he was 15 — being bullied, abused, called names and so on. He knows this pain and understands that it should be tackled. “We’ve got to do everything we can to fight for people who are struggling,” said the politician. The ad “will appear on digital platforms targeting voters throughout the 3rd District through Primary Day,” according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which backs out candidates across the US.