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.

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

'There is no place in Pennsylvania where people are pretending that [LGBT people] don't exist more than they are here in the capitol,' says the out lawmaker.

September 24 2014 3:45 PM

Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims calls out the one person who is keeping anti-LGBT discrimination legal in the state.

June 18 2014 3:34 PM

Philadelphia's Republican governor is making waves with his newly expressed support for employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in his state.

December 18 2013 1:48 PM

Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims wrote a Facebook status update in response to governor Tom Corbett's interview on Friday, in which the Republican governor compared same-sex marriage to incest.

October 04 2013 4:29 PM

Pennsylvania's first openly gay elected official on being an out athlete, Russia's antigay Winter Olympics, and serving the Northeast's lone marriage equality holdout.

August 30 2013 7:00 AM