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Pa. Primary 2022: LGBTQ candidates ran across Pa., to mixed results | Analysis

BY: - May 22, 2022

Some high-profile candidates lost their contests, but other legislative candidates saw electoral success.

COMMENTARY

Why the LGBTQ community rejected Brian Sims for lieutenant governor | Mark Segal

BY: - May 20, 2022

Sims was a bad candidate from the start due to a lot of past baggage and controversy.

Waxman wins Democratic primary for Philadelphia’s 182nd House District seat

BY: - May 18, 2022

In the race to fill his seat, Sims endorsed Alvarez, director of community engagement for World Healthcare Infrastructures and the LGBTQ care coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

At Philly forum, 2022 hopefuls make their pitch to LGBTQ voters

BY: - April 14, 2022

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates John Fetterman and Malcolm Kenyatta were among those who spoke.

Philly Dems vying for Sims’ House seat make their case to LGBTQ voters

BY: - March 30, 2022

Three of the four Democratic hopefuls looking to succeed retiring state Rep. Brian Sims faced the votes during a recent public forum.

Meet the Dems vying to replace Rep. Brian Sims in the state House

BY: - February 21, 2022

Four candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by long-serving state Rep. Brian Sims, who's seeking the Dem nod for lieutenant governor.

‘Shameful’ and ‘dangerous’: Pa.’s LGBTQ+ Caucus calls for swift action on anti-discrimination bill following Chambersburg vote

BY: - January 25, 2022

Calling the decision ”shameful” and “dangerous,” state LGBTQ+ Caucus leaders, which include, state Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, and Sen. Katie Muth, D-Montgomery, expressed concern over the repercussions of revoking the ordinance, writing in a Tuesday statement that its repeal  leaves “LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians in an extremely vulnerable position.”

W.Pa. Rep. Austin Davis to enter Pa. Lt. Gov race with Dem Josh Shapiro’s backing

BY: - December 14, 2021

'I'm humbled and excited to have the support of so many of my colleagues from across the Commonwealth,' Davis said.

The race for this Center City Philadelphia House seat is getting crowded

BY: - November 14, 2021

Political operative, former journalist Ben Waxman is the latest entrant in the fight for the Democratic nod for the 182nd House District.

Building a ticket that matches Pennsylvania’s diversity could pose challenge for Democrats in 2022

BY: - October 19, 2021

Democratic hopeful Shapiro doesn’t look like the majority of Pennsylvanians — 51 percent of the state’s population are women. About 20 percent of the state is not white, a share that's grown in the last decade.

‘Let our kids play’: Advocates rally for transgender youth at Pa. Capitol

BY: - September 30, 2021

“Trans youth are welcome in Pennsylvania, Trans people belong in Pennsylvania,” Janelle Crossley, one of the state’s most prominent transgender rights advocates, said.

LGBTQ organizer Deja Alvarez steps up for Rep. Brian Sims’ Philly House seat

BY: - April 30, 2021

If elected, she would be the first transgender person to serve in the state Legislature.