Out Politician Brian Sims Shares Homophobic Hate Mail: ‘We Need More Pulse Nightclub Incidents’

Out Politician Brian Sims Shares Homophobic Hate Mail: ‘We Need More Pulse Nightclub Incidents’

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State Rep. Brian Sims, the Democrat from Philadelphia who is Pennsylvania’s first openly gay state legislator, shared some of the vile hate mail he has received being an out and proud politician.

One of the homophobic letters simply says, “We need more Pulse nightclub incidents. I guess ‘Chestnut’ Street is appropriate for you.” Another one, that is much longer, reads, “You suck dick that has been in your ass or someone else’s ass, you weak minded, no moral piece of shit.”

In the Facebook post sharing the two letters, Sims writes:

DEAR BIGOTS: When my Office gets letters like this, I’m reminded of today’s Marriage Equality anniversary and of last night’s Democratic National Committee #LGBTQ Gala.

My PRIDE in being a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities is so much greater than any nastiness or aggression you’ll ever send my way because of it. This is a battle you can’t win.

My communities are stronger than you, more resilient than you, and have more reasons than ever before to FIGHT for our country!


* Facebook please leave this up as a reminder of what Pride looks like for far too many people.

Last week, Rep. Brian Sims posted a ravenous welcome message for Mike Pence before he visited Philadelphia.

Pence arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 19 for a fundraiser at the Rittenhouse Hotel with the Republican Governors Association. Sims shared a post on his official Facebook page, featuring an image of the Pennsylvania House member personally flipping off the anti-LGBTQ VP.

“To be clear, we’re a City of soaring diversity,” Sims writes. “We believe in the power of all people to live and to contribute: Black, Brown, Queer, Trans, Atheist, Immigrant, we want you and we’ll respect you.”

“So keep that in mind while you’re here raising money to attack more families, spread more lies, blaspheme with your bible, and maybe even talk to a woman without your wife in the room. We have plenty of them, and they’re pretty much all more powerful and more real than you have ever been.”

“So…get bent, then get out!”

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