Out US Lawmaker Called A “Little Girl” By A Republican As He Gave Speech On House Floor

Facebook (screenshot)

Brian Sims, an out Democrat representative of Pennsylvania, is said to have been called a “little girl” by a Republican during a speech given on the house floor.

Sims was speaking of his disappointment a Republican with the coronavirus still attended meetings without wearing a face mask. The speech followed a Facebook post where Sims didn’t hold back on his extreme disappointment.

Sims said while giving the speech, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R) yelled “little girl” from across the chamber. Sims wore a rainbow face mask lowered so he could speak.

“I was finishing up right as he said it and they wouldn’t let me re-address the mic to respond,” Sims told The Advocate. “All I kept thinking is all the little girls in my life are badasses, and they wouldn’t tolerate crap like this, especially from a guy like that.”

Now women’s groups, parents, and fellow legislators are rallying around Sims to encourage more women to get into politics.

“They’re losing,” Sims wrote later. “I know it doesn’t feel like that after days like this. But their behaviour wreaks [sic] of fear and failure.”

Knowles’ Democratic opponent in the upcoming election responded to Sims’ tweets, pointing out that his campaign is fuelled by an “amazing team of talented women.”

DNA is Australia's best-selling LGBTQIA+ magazine. Every month, you'll find great feature stories, celebrity profiles, pop culture reviews and sensational photography of some of the world's sexiest male models in our fashion stories. DNA was launched in Australia in 2000 and is available worldwide in Print (in newsagents and bookstores throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK and Europe) and Digital (through DNAstore, Pocketmags, iTunes, and Amazon Kindle).

Copyright © 2022 DNA Magazine.

To Top

Your Cart