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Brian Sims

LOOK: This Politician's 'Throwback Thursday' Photo Might Break The Internet

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Everyone loves a Throwback Thursday photo. But when it's a photo like the one that Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims shared today, people straight up lose ...

Pennsylvania Needs a Hate Crimes Law

Walter G. Meyer | Posted 12.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Walter G. Meyer

Any assault of this severity is terrible, but when it is motivated solely because of someone's status it becomes especially abhorrent.

Openly Gay Lawmaker Slams Pennsylvania For Not Protecting LGBT Citizens

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Every human deserves equal protection under the law. But, as one openly gay Pennsylvania lawmaker pointed out Tuesday, that is not the case for LGBT f...

You've Been De-Friended by Pennsylvania

Matthew Ebert | Posted 05.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

Okay, America -- especially you in the northeast -- a friend request and one for your support has been sent. I'm just waiting for that reply. Won't you join me and demand full equality?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Openly Gay Lawmaker Calls On Pat Toomey To Back ENDA | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act next week, the first openly-gay person elected to Pennsylvania's...

An Open Letter to Senator Toomey

Brian Sims | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Brian Sims

Please sign on as a co-sponsor of ENDA before it's too late and please vote to affirm the American tradition of protecting and defending the civil liberties of all people.

Pennsylvania: Put Your Money Where Your Kids Are

Brian Sims | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Brian Sims

The budget Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law -- that maintains 81 percent of the $1 billion in cuts he imposed in 2011 and 2012 -- demonstrates that supporting Pennsylvania's youth is simply not among his values or priorities.

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

'God's Law' Cited To Silence Openly Gay Lawmaker

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

An openly gay lawmaker was silenced by colleagues on the Pennsylvania House floor Thursday when he attempted to speak about the Supreme Court's decisi...

Real Solutions to Our Education Funding Crisis (VIDEO)

Brian Sims | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Brian Sims

If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing.

Say What? The Week In Political Winguts

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

Minnesota: 9-11 Pray Day Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann really wants a September 11 “National Day of Prayer and Fasting,” not only to commemor...

Laura Bassett

Dem Lashes Out At Republican Colleagues In Abortion Bill Debate | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Republican-controlled legislatures in several states have passed or introduced bills that would prohibit state-run health insurance exchanges from cov...

Pennsylvania Set To Elect First Openly Gay State Lawmaker

Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Pennsylvania is set to get its first openly gay state lawmaker after a Democratic state House primary left Brian Sims with an open path to election in...

WATCH: Gay Man Recalls College Football Team Defending Him In 'Shocking' Show Of Solidarity

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske