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Gay legislator hits back at online troll by calling grandma

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An openly gay Pennsylvania politician has hit back at an internet troll who posted a slur on his Facebook page - by calling the troll's grandmother.

WCAU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2pmtmen ) state Rep. Brian Sims saw the slur referencing blacks and gays Wednesday as he scrolled through his Facebook feed.

Sims is white and represents a downtown Philadelphia district. He replied on the man's page he can't tell if the man is a "dumb little boy or an angry bigot" but he knows the man shouldn't have posted his grandmother's telephone number on the page. He adds: "She and I had a very disappointing chat about you. We'll talk soon..."

Sims says the grandmother passed along the man's phone number.

Sims is a Democrat. He has made gay rights a top priority and says he's no stranger to cyberbullies.

Information from: WCAU-TV, http://www.nbc10.com

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