Brian Sims

The latest news about Brian Sims, the out gay member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. As an attorney and longtime outspoken advocate for LGBT equality, Philadephia's Rep. Brian Sims pursues LGBT rights in the Keystone State, an effort that includes marriage recognition. Sims is the former captain of an NCAA Division II championship football team at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. He became the first openly gay captain in the history of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He also holds a law degree from Michigan State University.

The out Pennsylvania legislator racks up the plays for his solo performance of "Part of Your World."

September 02 2016 6:34 PM

During the Democratic National Convention, the out state legislator explains local parlance.

July 28 2016 3:52 PM

In a surprise move, Sims endorses another candidate for the House of Representatives.

February 17 2016 2:46 PM

Brian Sims, Pennsylvania's first out state legislator and current candidate for Congress, doesn't understand why all gay and bi men aren't advocating for reproductive rights and pay equity.

December 07 2015 7:38 AM

Don't let that mug fool you — this Pennsylvania legislator is primed for battle against the Paul Ryans and Kim Davises of the world.

October 08 2015 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania's first out state lawmaker announced today that he is running in the 2nd Congressional District primary race.

October 06 2015 8:54 AM

We must fight for fully inclusive hate-crimes laws in Pennsylvania and beyond, says Rep. Brian Sims.

October 13 2014 5:00 AM