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Attorney, rights advocate Brian Sims becomes first openly gay person elected to Pennsylvania House

Philadelphia attorney and civil rights advocate Brian Sims on Tuesday became the first openly gay candidate elected to the Pennsylvania House.

From Sims' campaign biography:

In 2000, the son of two retired Army Lt. Colonels came out to his football team after helping to lead them to the Division II National Championship game as their captain. He remains the only former NCAA football captain to have ever come out, and is one of the most notable collegiate athletes to do so in any sport.

From GayPolitics.com:

“Tonight we’re celebrating a historic victory for Pennsylvania and for Brian,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund, which endorsed Sims.  ”LGBT Pennsylvanians will finally have a voice in their state legislature, and what a strong and unyielding voice it will be.  We are thrilled for Brian, who ran a remarkable campaign.”

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