Transgender delegate-elect brushes off historic win

09 November, 2017, 00:56 | Author: Ora Austin
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She unseated Republican Del. But there was an especially good reason for LGBTQ people to celebrate the 2017 election results, considering just how monumental some of the wins were.

Virginia Democrat Danica Roem, the US's first openly transgender state representative, gave a thank-you speech following the announcement of her win on Tuesday, November 7.

Once Ms Roem is sworn in January, she will also be the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the USA, according to the Victory Fund, a political action committee that works to get openly LGBTQ people elected, and has supported Ms Roem. "Did Danica's DNA change?" "I'm not happy my brother lost his job, but all I can say is, karma brother".

During the campaign, Marshall refused to use Roem's correct pronouns.

"Danica defeated "Bigot Bob" Marshall not because she is transgender, but because she presented a positive vision for her constituents that will improve their lives".

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This makes Roem the first openly transgender person to be elected at either a state or federal level to be elected to a legislature. Jenkins' victory is an especially important one. "We won because I am a transgender woman.because of my inherent identifiers not despite them".

Jenny Durkan, who was the first openly gay U.S. Attorney, is poised to become Seattle's first female mayor since 1926. What's more, she's also the city's first female mayor since the 1920s, something she joked about after she was declared mayor-elect.

In her bio on the campaign website, Roem stated that she learned to listen to different perspectives and digest complicated policy as a reporter for the Gainesville Times and Prince William Times. That bill never made it out of committee, and became one of the reasons Roem, a first-time politician, was inspired to run for the District 13 seat. "Tonight was the opening salvo", Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, president & CEO of Victory Fund, said in a statement. Bhalla tweeted on Tuesday night. As the federal government continues to clamp down on LGBTQ rights through various "religious liberty" policies, that LGBTQ people can run for office and achieve resounding victories speaks to the tide of progress on the local level.

Many incumbent House seats flipped from red to blue last night (Tuesday 11/7).

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