By Morgan Zalot
For Mark Barbee, a freshman borough councilman in Bridgeport, Montgomery County, seeing gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and state Rep. Brian Sims at yesterday’s Philadelphia Pride Day meant more than just meeting two fellow politicians.
“To be an openly gay official and see them [attend the event] means a lot,” Barbee, 24, said after taking photos with fellow Democrats Wolf and Sims.
Sims, the first openly gay elected state representative, who represents parts of Center City and South Philly, had invited Wolf to yesterday’s event. Sims said on his website that he wanted Wolf, whose campaign promises have been based on “fairness and equality,” to meet LGBT voters.