Danica Roem Is First Out Trans Person Reelected to a State Legislature
Danica Roem has made history again.
The first out transgender person to serve in a state legislature, having been elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017, Roem Tuesday became the first one to win reelection to a state lawmaking body.
Roem, a Democrat, captured 57 percent of the vote to beat anti-LGBTQ Republican opponent Kelly McGinn in northern Virginia’s 13th House District, The New York Times reports. In 2017, Roem had unseated one of the chamber’s most homophobic and transphobic members, Bob Marshall.
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