State Rep Sims Announces Primary Election Challenge To Embattled Congressman FattahPennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims announced Tuesday he's running for the congressional seat held by Chaka Fattah.
Hearing Held To Bolster Support For Pa. Hate Crime LawThe House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing on LGBT hate crimes Thursday.
Hundreds Rally in Love Park To Denounce Gay-BashingA growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania's hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.
Sen. Toomey Breaks With Party To Advance LGBT Job RightsBut the conservative senator from Lehigh County has carved a careful path in casting his vote.
State Representatives Announce Pa. Marriage Equality Bill In Philadelphia's Love ParkReps. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) and Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) made the announcement on the introduction of H.B. 1686, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act.
New Pa. LCB Liquor Store Opens in Center City PhiladelphiaThe 7,700 square feet of retail space at 21st and Market Streets are laid out in colors: blue for spirits, orange for wines, and green for the "premium" and "chairman selections."
Pa.’s First Openly Gay Legislator Ready To Take Office Pennsylvania’s first elected gay legislator is getting ready to take office in the State House in January after winning an uncontested race this past week.
Pennsylvania Officially Elects First Openly Gay State Legislator Brian Sims won a decisive victory in the Democratic primary in Philadelphia’s 182nd District back in April of 2012, and late Tuesday night, he announced on his Facebook page that he’d clinched his place in the House of Representatives.
Pa. Voters Picking Candidates For State Legislature TodayVoters in Pennsylvania are choosing party nominees for state legislative races and in some areas, they’ll also be voting for candidates who’ll serve the unexpired terms of lawmakers who’ve resigned.