Danica Roem made history on November 7, becoming the first transgender person to be elected and seated to a state legislature. The 33-year-old stepmom now represents District 13 in northern Virginia, an area that was controlled for more than two decades by Republican Bob Marshall, one of the state's most virulently anti-LGBT lawmakers. Roem's success in local politics has made a national impact, setting the stage for other first-time candidates and transgender people to run for—and win—elections across the country.
Inside Danica Roem's Historic Victory
VICE talked with Roem the night she became the first openly transgender person to be elected and seated to a state legislature.
by VICE Staff
Nov 13 2017, 5:15pm