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Philly Lawmaker Requests Gay Bashing Be Investigated by Feds

By EDGE | Sep 20
While the brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia last week has caused an outcry from many in Pennsylvania to extend the state's current hate crime law to cover sexual orientation, one lawmaker is appealing to the federal government.

Eyewitness Disputes Self-Defense Claim in Philly Gay Bashing

By EDGE | Sep 19
An eyewitness' account of last week's brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia disputes any impending claim of self-defense from attorneys representing the men and women allegedly involved in the assault.

NARAL Pro-Choice Honors Philly’s State Rep. Brian Sims

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 3
Philadelphia State. Rep. Brian Sims will be honored by NARAL Pro-Choice America with a national "Champion of Choice" award for his strong stance on women’s rights.

PA Lawmakers Introduce Pay Equity Legislation for Women

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 13
On January 6, as part of a larger effort to address the concerns of Pennsylvania women, state Reps. Erin Molchany, D-Allegheny, and Brian Sims, D-Phila., introduced a bill to clarify and update the legal standards for pay-equity lawsuits.

Rep. Brian Sims Lauds Pa. Governor’s Support of LGBT Bill

Dec 18
State Rep. Brian Sims (Philadelphia) applauded Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s support for a discrimination bill that would protect LGBT people.

Philly Gets Its Gay On at OutFest

By David Perry | Nov 5
Over 40,000 visitors attended this year’s 23rd annual Philadelphia OutFest in October, making it the largest National Coming Out Day celebration in the world.

PA State Rep. Brian Sims Applauds U.S. Senate Vote on ENDA

By EDGE | Nov 5
Pa. State Representative Brian Sims, D-Phila., the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania applauded the vote on cloture for the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) in the U.S. Senate last night.

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