Virginia’s Danica Roem on Wednesday became the first openly transgender lawmaker in the state.
HRC celebrated Danica Roem’s swearing-in to the Virginia House of Delegates as the next representative of District 13. Roem is now Virginia’s first out transgender public official and the nation's only out transgender state representative. “Delegate...Show More Summary
Michael Lavers reports at the Washington Blade: Virginia state Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas) was sworn in on Wednesday. Roem last November defeated former state Del. Bob Marshall, an anti-LGBT Republican who had represented the 13th District since 1992. Show More Summary
“We won because I am a transgender woman... because of my inherent identifiers, not despite them."
AP Photo/Steve Helber, File Then-candidate for the Virigina House of Delegates Danica Roem canvassing in Manassas This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. T he Democrats’ stunning...Show More Summary
Danica Roem made history when she became the first transgender woman elected to a state legislature. In the process, she made a northern Virginia highway famous by relentlessly touting her … Click to Continue »
"I don't know at what point in American culture a transgender, metalhead, journalist, stepmom, vegetarian became boring, but guilty as charged..."
“Just bottom line, when we have representation, comments like that are less likely to be made because the people who would make them aren’t in office anymore,” Roem told Newsweek of Moore’s anti-LGBT rhetoric.
Danica Roem made history last month when she was elected as the first openly transgender state lawmaker in U.S. history. She sees her victory in Virginia, and the election of other minorities …...
If Danica Roem was anxious about “barriers to entry” when running for office, the results of the 2016 presidential election threw any uncertainties out the door.
The first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature says its time for a new era of respect and responsibility in politics.
“When you brag about sexually assaulting women and then you get elected anyway, there’s no barrier to entry anymore.”
Danica Roem, a transgender Democrat who defeated an anti-LGBT incumbent, said she was motivated by President Donald Trump’s election to run for the Virginia statehouse. The 33-year-old former journalist and first openly transgender candidate to be seated in a state legislature was appalled...
The Republican leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, Kirk Cox, wants to do away with gendered titles after Roem's historic win.
Democrat Danica Roem may see state house rules changed so others lawmakers don't call her “gentlewoman.”
"Danica put up with a lot of hate and bullshit by people who said she couldn't win but she did."
Demi Lovato brought a special guest who's making empowering changes in politics to last night's 2017 American Music Awards. The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer brought Danica Roem, the first openly transgender state legislator as her guest. She wanted to celebrate Roem's historic win with an invitation to the annual event. Show More Summary
One of Virginia's newly elected lawmakers has made a red carpet appearance at the American Music Awards. The Washington Post reports pop star Demi Lovato took Del.-elect Danica Roem as … Click to Continue »
The pop star said she was “just completely inspired” by Roem, the country's first openly transgender state legislator.
The singer called Roem "groundbreaking and incredible."