Brian Sims is a distinguished policy attorney, speaker, and civil rights advocate from Center City Philadelphia. In January 2013, Brian was sworn in as the first openly LGBT state legislator in Pennsylvania history. In 2000, Brian became the first openly gay college football captain when he came out to his team at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and remains the only “out” captain in college football date.
During his time at the Bar Association, Sims worked with attorneys, legislators and community organizations on issues ranging from gender and pay inequity to environmental regulation. A member of the National Campaign Board of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund until August 2011, Sims lectures regularly about the policy and legal challenges facing the LGBT civil rights movement and is a regular lecturer at the Center for Progressive Leadership.
Brian has appeared on CurrentTV, ”In The Life,” KYW, NPR’s “Radio Times” and World Football Daily and has been profiled at OutSports, The Washington Times, ESPN, Gay.com, The Philadelphia Gay News, Compete Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly and The Daily Local News.
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