Fuck you, OP. It's convenient to criticize somebody for being an out politician AND willing to appear in a pic with a flamboyant drag queen...when you're doing the criticism from behind a computer screen.
Sims is fighting for our community. What are you doing?
You mean the guy who was the only openly gay college football captain in the NCAA ever?
You mean the first openly gay person elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly?
You mean the guy who stood up to "God's Law" when DOMA was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court?
You have the nerve to criticize him as a minstrel?
Tell me, what time did you crawl out of bed for a brunch with the "girls" after spending a night drinking cosmos at your local gay bar while twerking your ass off to Lady Gaga's latest flop?
You have the nerve to call Brian Sims a "minstrel?" You really have some ego, don't you OP?
He's starting to let the attention go to his head. It's a rookie mistake, but unless he wants to be relegated to the Pennsylvania statehouse, he'll put down the Kool-Aid and get serious. Fuck R1 or anyone else who thinks this shit is harmless fun.
Daryl Metcalfe is a very powerful religious fundie in the PA legislature. He stopped Sims from acknowledging the SCOTUS decisions regarding gay marriage on the floor of the House. All requests for speaking are routinely granted, but Metcalfe blocked Sims out of spite.
Eh, I can't get too worked up over this. If he were four weeks away from election day in a hotly contested and close race, then it probably would be best not to give your opponent any ammunition.
But, frankly, the people who aren't going to vote for Brian because he wore this outfit were likely never going to vote for him.
And, granted NYC is not Pennsylvania, but Rudy Giuliani got dressed in drag in public on more than a few occasions.
Hell, as long as Sims isn't sexually harassing anyone (like San Diego Mayor Filner), or using public office for personal gain (like Virginia Governor McDonnell), I doubt the public much cares what silly costume he dons for a Pride march.
I've been posing with a drag queen most of my married life and I keep getting re-elected.
He's a LOT handsomer now
He's a hot man. I'd volunteer to help his campaign, if you know what I mean.
so, so, hot.
R1 is 100 percent correct.
OP is an idiot.
Anyone have some hot candids of this stud?
OP and [r6] know nothing of Philadelphia where Police Chief and eventual mayor Frank Rizzo marched in The Mummers Parade with drag queens. Brian represents Center City which includes the "Gayborhood"
In the linked photo they actually look like Mummers if OP and [r6] have a clue.
OP and [r6] are trying to trivialize what is going to turn out to be a brilliant career--even better than Rudy Giuliani who kicked up his heels wearing pantyhose and who appeared on SNL as an Italian grandmother.
Chris Matthews likes him ... Brian, you got my vote, honey. I can't wait until you're Governor.
I just saw the stud-muffin walking down 12th street today looking as gay as a goose.
R26's picture is terrifying. Sims is so twee that the Universe just developed a toothache.
It's great that he fights for our rights, but he - like Barney Frank - rubs me the wrong way. It's a mostly latent arrogance, which unfortunately blossoms at the most inconvenient times.
he trots down the street with a big smile and lots of helium balloons,
Your arrogance has blossomed in this thread, r30. You don't know anything about him obviously.
You sound jealous of him, frankly.
most gays are. he's the golden boy
That's a boring, insipid 'comeback', R32/R33. Not everyone has to revere what you revere... No jealousy here, and not in lockstep with a mindless drone like you.
Nothing angers DLers quite so much as a gay man who's more successful in life than they are.