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Brian Sims will become Pennsylvania?s first openly gay state representative

Brian Sims is a distinguished policy attorney and civil rights advocate from Center City Philadelphia. 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.

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Brian Sims tonight has won a decisive Democratic primary in his Philadelphia district and will become Pennsylvania?s first openly gay state representative. Sims defeated a longtime incumbent to capture the Democratic nomination in the heavily Democratic District 182, and will face no Republican opponent this November.

?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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