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Presenting the Worst of Philly 2019: From Brian Sims to Geno’s Steaks and Beyond

Well, we searched high and low to find you the Best of Philly 2019, but we couldn’t do so without also recognizing the worst. Enjoy! […]

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Anti-Abortion Activists Plan to Converge on Philly Planned Parenthood on Friday

One week after Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims released a controversial video of himself angrily confronting a protester he termed an “old white lady” outside the […]

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Brian Sims Berates “Old White Lady” Protesting at Philly Planned Parenthood

Brian Sims is not a man to just quietly work toward his legislative goals in Harrisburg, where he’s served as a state representative since 2012. […]

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In Historic First, Two Openly Gay Legislators Are Elected to State House

For the first time in Pennsylvania political history, two openly gay candidates, Brian Sims and Malcolm Kenyatta, have won seats in the state House of […]

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A Gay “Berniecrat Socialist” Announces Surprise Run Against Brian Sims

In an unexpected twist, state Rep. Brian Sims will have an out challenger in November — the first time in Pennsylvania history that two openly […]

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State Rep. Brian Sims Flipping Off the VP: Heroic Gesture or Stupid Stunt?

In a 2016 speech endorsing then presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama offered a motto: When they go low, we go high. It appears Pennsylvania Rep. Brian […]

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Malcolm Kenyatta Makes History With State House Primary Victory

This election night, LGBTQ community leader and former Democratic National Convention delegate Malcolm Kenyatta made history as the first openly gay candidate of color to […]

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Daryl Metcalfe Rants About “Liberal Loser” Dems, Calls Rep. Sims a “Lying Homosexual”

Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is at it again. The rep — whose District 12 covers part of Butler County, just north of Pittsburgh — delivered yet […]

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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 […]