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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 gay politician has received financial support from across the nation.

August 24 2021 1:30 PM

The event is a virtual networking opportunity for LGBTQ+ professionals.

March 24 2021 11:01 PM

The gay Democrat, an outspoken progressive, was the first out member of the state legislature.

February 16 2021 4:25 PM

The Pennsylvania lawmaker said Republicans "were testing positive" while failing to notify Democrats.

May 28 2020 2:11 PM

The first openly gay legislator in Pennsylvania explains why Warren is his pick for president.

March 02 2020 10:52 PM

The gay representative from Pennsyvania has drawn the ire of conservatives like Ted Cruz for videos he posted of Planned Parenthood protesters. 

May 07 2019 9:31 PM

The Pennsylvania lawmaker said the LGBTQ community must not allow shame to sully the HIV preventative.

April 24 2019 8:37 AM