Transgender lawmaker Danica Roem swore into office in the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday (10 January). Roem first made history 7 November, when she became the first trans woman elected to state office in the United States. What made the victory even sweeter is that she defeated incumbent Bob Marshall, Virginia’s self-proclaimed ‘chief homophobe’. Now she is officially part of the legislature, when it began its official 2018 tenure yesterday. She represents the state’s 13th district.
January 11 / Gay Star News