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.
Op-ed: Yes, the Philly Attack Was a Hate Crime
October 13 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, the Philly Attack Was a Hate Crime

Brian Sims

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

WATCH: Brian Sims Slams Pa. Lawmakers' 'BS' on Hate-Crimes Bill
September 24 2014 2:45 PM ET

WATCH: Out Pa. Rep. Slams Lawmakers' 'BS' on Hate-Crimes Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

'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.

WATCH: Out Pa. Rep. Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition to Statewide ENDA
June 18 2014 2:34 PM ET

WATCH: Brian Sims Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition

Sunnivie Brydum

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

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections
December 18 2013 1:48 PM ET

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections

Sunnivie Brydum

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

Out Pa. Rep. Brian Sims Responds to Gov.'s Incest Comparison
October 04 2013 3:29 PM ET

Out Rep. Brian Sims Responds to Gov.'s Incest Comparison

Nicholas Cimarusti

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.

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause
August 30 2013 6:00 AM ET

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause

Roman Feeser

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.

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