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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 […]

Citified

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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. […]

City Life

State House Candidate Ben Waxman on Running as an LGBTQ Ally

What is the primary reason you’re running for office? Over the past four years, Republicans in Harrisburg cut over $400 million from Philadelphia’s public schools. […]

Citified

Will Brian Sims Fight Off Two Ballot Challenges?

When state Rep. Brian Sims dropped out of the 2nd Congressional District race last week, some political observers speculated that it meant he would have a smoother reelection […]

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Brian Sims Just Dropped Out of the Congressional Race

The rumors that have been flying in Philadelphia’s political circles are true: State Rep. Brian Sims is dropping out of the 2nd Congressional District race and […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Sims and Waxman to Face Off in State House Primary, Trans-Murder Hearing Delayed, and Foxy Brown Is in Philly!

Ben Waxman has filed to run for Brian Sims’s state House seat. Ben Waxman, until recently chief spokesman for state Senator Vincent Hughes, announced today […]

Citified

Insider: Dwight Evans — Not Chaka Fattah — Is the Frontrunner in the Congressional Race

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) [Update, Feb. 6] After publication of this op-ed, Philly Mag learned that the author’s firm […]

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Dwight Evans Raised a Lot of Money for Chaka Fattah Challenge

State Rep. Dwight Evans says he has raised more than $330,000 in the first eight weeks of his primary campaign for embattled U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah’s seat, Al Dia reports. Team […]

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Brian Sims Named to The Advocate‘s 40 Under 40 List

State Representative Brian Sims has been named to The Advocate‘s “40 Under 40” list for his advocacy, and not just of LGBT rights: The magazine cited […]