PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Kenney receives LGBT endorsement

By Claudia Vargas

Former City Councilman James F. Kenney received an endorsement for mayor from Philadelphia’s LGBT leaders.

At a Friday morning news conference, state Rep. Brian Sims said Kenney has been a “tireless advocate” for the LGBT community for more than 20 years and wants him to be Philadelphia’s next mayor.

“More than anything it’s been having a guy that is so traditionally Philadelphian standing up for the LGBT community,” Sims said following the endorsement announcement at the William Way Community Center. “It’s brought us support, it’s brought us allies in a way that we weren’t seeing before.”

Kenney was also endorsed at the event by other local LGBT leaders, including Mike Marsico, Kathy Padilla, Sharron Cooks, and Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou.
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