On December 1, 2012, Representative Brian Sims officially began his job as a member of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly, but today his transition gets ceremonial treatment. He will be sworn in at City Hall this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in Courtroom 653.
Throughout the (probably hourlong) ceremony, remarks will be made by House members Frank Dermody, Cherelle Parker and Mike O’Brien, and several members of the community, including Sims’ fellow A-Gay and Philadelphia Gay News editor Mark Segal, civil rights activist David Mixner and the National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund’s Harvey Hurdle. Openly gay judge Dan Anders will administrate the oath of office.
Afterward, there will be a stop-by-to-congratulate-him reception in the Law Library on the sixth floor of City Hall, and in his new District Office on the first floor of 21 S. 12th St. I’m heading to City Hall now to live tweet the ceremony. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, and stop back by tomorrow for photos of the whole shebang.