What's it like to be openly gay in the Pa. legislature?
Republican state Rep. Mike Fleck reflects on life as an openly-gay legislator
September 26, 2014 at 11:27AM
When state Sen. Jim Ferlo announced that he is gay in the middle of a press conference encouraging action on hate crimes legislation earlier this week, he became the first openly gay senator — and one of just three Pennsylvania state legislators to share that distinction. "I paused and I just kind of spoke, as I often do, from my own personal emotional viewpoint," Ferlo told City Paper in a recent interview.