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Brian Sims Slams State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe for “Homophobic” Rant

State Rep. Brian Sims is lambasting State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe for delivering what he called a “homophobic” rant that’s making the rounds online on Tuesday. That rant happened during […]

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One Year Ago Today, the ICandy N-Word Video Rocked the Gayborhood

On September 29th, 2016, a video surfaced of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano referring to a former black employee and patrons as “niggers” repeatedly. Here’s the cringeworthy […]

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Sims on Ethics Investigation: “My Appearances Are Consistent With State Law”

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has launched an investigation of state Rep. Brian Sims after a complaint was filed late last year alleging that he […]

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OPINION: Brian Sims, Stop Chasing the National Spotlight and Focus on the Gayborhood

If you frequent the Gayborhood, by now you’re aware of the ongoing conversations surrounding racial discrimination in the community. You’re most likely also familiar with […]

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OPINION: The Gayborhood’s Trump-Triggered Activism Is Hypocritical

As news broke that President Trump might actually encourage discriminatory anti-LGBTQ policies in an upcoming executive order, Gayborhood leaders have been especially proactive in mobilizing […]

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LGBTQ Community Reacts To Recent Gayborhood Racism

Following the recent controversy surrounding the reveal and admittance of a video showing ICandy owner Darryl DePiano using the n-word repeatedly, Gayborhood community leaders have […]

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TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

FRIDAY EVENTS FurFloat 2016! 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bucks County River Country, 2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant, Pa.; over 21. The Philly Regional Bears […]

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Brian Sims: Mike Pence’s Anti-LGBT Views Would Further Divide Us

This is an opinion piece by Pennsylvania Representative Brian Sims. “No Gays Allowed.” Governor Mike Pence proudly signed into law legislation that allowed business to […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]

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Brian Sims Hangs On; Tonyelle Cook-Artis and Mark Cohen Get Booted

There was a pretty shocking upset in the Democratic state House primary races yesterday: A very briefly tenured representative — who was the preferred candidate of Philadelphia’s surging Northwest Coalition […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Ben Waxman Wins Endorsement of Gayborhood’s 5th Ward

State House candidate Ben Waxman wins a big endorsement in incumbent Brian Sims’s home ward. The race for the 182nd District took a surprising turn […]

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Watch Out, Brian Sims: Your Challenger Ben Waxman Is Getting Big Ward Endorsements

When Brian Sims won a state House seat in 2012 by defeating 14-term incumbent Babette Josephs, he infuriated her. In his first couple years in office, Sims also […]

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Q&A: Brian Sims on the Race for the 182nd District

The race for the 182nd hasn’t been this competitive in years, with four candidates still in the running a month before the primary. What do […]

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Marni Snyder Says She Would Be Tough on LGBT Hate Crimes

This 182nd District seat is highly contested, with a competitive second-term incumbent. Why should voters consider you the more viable choice? I’ve knocked on over […]

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Lou Lanni on Running for State Rep as an LGBTQ Candidate

This 182nd District House seat looks highly competitive. What are you bringing to the table that’s distinctly different from others running? Experience. Experience in life. […]