26th September 2014
US: Hundreds rally for LGBT hate crimes protection in Philadelphia 3
6:11 PM — Over 300 people gathered in Philadelphia for a rally calling for an expansion of Pennsylvania's hate crimes laws to include LGBT people.
8th July 2014
Former NFL player comes out, cites Jason Collins and Michael Sam as inspiration
4:10 PM — A former NFL player has come out as gay, citing “athletes like Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Brian Sims” for giving him the strength to accept his sexuality alongside his identity as an athlete.
3rd October 2013
US: Equal marriage bill to be introduced in Pennsylvania 1
12:35 PM — Two state lawmakers from Philadelphia are to introduce a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in the US state of Pennsylvania. Brian Sims and Steve McCarter, both Democrat members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will formally announce the introduction of the Pennslyvania Marriage Equality Act during news conference at 10am local time (3pm BST).
26th April 2012
Pennsylvania set to get its first openly gay lawmaker 13
10:49 PM — Pennsylvania is set to get its first openly gay state lawmaker, as a 33 year old is set to win a Democratic State House primary, leaving him with an open path to election this November, unless an independent candidate decides to compete for the seat.