"It's something that even if you are cisgender, but you have some reason that you've been singled out in your life, you have some reason that you've been stigmatized in your life, you've had some reason when you've been cornered in your life for being yourself, you can look at me and say, 'If she can do this, so can I'".
With her victory, the former journalist and current frontwoman for a "drunken thrash metal" band called Cab Ride Home, Roem beat a man who has been elected 13 times across a 26-year span. Marshall's quarter-century in office culminated in him being called "Virginia's Chief Homophobe" and now we know why-on the campaign trail, he consistently used incorrect pronouns for Roem and refused to be in the same room as her. Bye bye, bigot! "Our great Commonwealth has had many significant electoral firsts, and it's no surprise the diverse and welcoming citizens of Prince William County have chosen to elect the first transgender candidate to any state's legislative body". Marshall also penned Virginia's so-called bathroom bill, which would have made it unlawful for trans folk to use whichever bathroom they wanted to use. When a reporter asked her about Marshall, Roem's reply was: "I don't attack my constituents".
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 U.S., according to the Victory Fund, a political action committee that works to get openly LGBTQ people elected, and has supported Ms Roem.
Roem, who couldn't immediately be reached for an interview Tuesday night, openly discussed her gender identity during her campaign, but it was far from her focus.
Roem had been running against Delegate Bob Marshall who held the office for 25 years. She won more than 70% of the votes, the newspaper reported.
"Ninety-two years later, Seattle is about to have a new woman mayor", she told The Seattle Times after her win. "I'm committed to continue the fight for you, but in a different role going forward". Tyler Titus, who is openly transgender, won a seat on a western Pennsylvania school board.
Vi Lyles became the first black woman to be elected mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Kathy Tran, a refugee from Vietnam, became the first Asian American woman elected to the Virgina House of Delegates.
After the 30 minute ceremony, guests descended stairs to the restaurant on the property for the reception. Verlander was dressed in a three-piece tuxedo, as were his ushers, and the bridesmaids wore pink.
They're also using a device like the Oculus Gear VR headset that uses an iPhone's screen, cameras, and chipsets. And now it looks like the company might be looking to officially release its headset in 2020.
Make sure everyone in the household knows how to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes. Both hardwired and battery operated smoke alarms are required to be replaced every 10 years.
They said South Korea's promises that it will not deploy additional parts of the THAAD system, will not join the U.S. US President Donald Trump never seems to miss a chance to take a swipe at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Elliott's role in this game could be huge as he faces a Kanas City defense that is allowing 131 yards per game . This was a game that Atlanta could have definitely won, but the Panthers with more poise than the Falcons .
Now every Twitter user - from first-day users to President Donald Trump - will have twice the room to share their thoughts. Under the old 140-character format, users were hitting the limit around 9% of the time.
Nicaraguan immigrants, who have lived in the United States for almost two decades, will have 12 months to leave their homes. Already, 50,000 Haitian TPS recipients, who expect administrative decisions by Thanksgiving, are preparing for the worst.
The small Swedish automaker's Agera RS supercar has claimed the title of World's Fastest Production Car at 277.9 miles per hour . Towards the end of the second run, the Agera RS even surpasses 450 km/h - close to the speed of a small aircraft.
Catch Up With The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct Here
Well ahead of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's early December launch date, the DLC should be available to all on November 9, 2017. Blades are artificial lifeforms that bond with Drivers to lend them their weapons and powers in battle.
Facebook brings Messenger payments to France and the UK
Social media mogul company Facebook has launched P2P payments through Facebook Messenger in the United Kingdom today. According to research by Kenshoo published in December 2016, 53% of French Internet users and 48% of U.K.
Strangers ticketed for having sex on Delta flight
Rather than fall in love, the two were caught committing a sexual act in their seats , and have since been issued citations. The woman was caught giving the man oral sex while the two were in their seats, the station further reported .
NZ not alone on ISDS clauses: Ardern
However, Mr Turnbull declined the offer, saying: "We thank New Zealand for making an offer, we are not taking it up at this time". Turnbull held bilateral talks with New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern at Kirribilli House in Sydney this morning.
Lamar Odom Collapses In Los Angeles Nightclub
The former National Basketball Association star reportedly collapsed without warning, at which point security rushed to help him. In a March interview with Us Weekly , Odom indicated that he was turning his life around, mostly by trying to stay sober.
Bush Sr and Jr openly condemn Donald Trump
In light of Trump's anti-trade, anti-immigration agenda that runs counter to decades of GOP dogma, George W. This is the first time that both former presidents have spoken out publicly to disavow President Trump.
StarCraft II Going Free-To-Play Starting November 14
The changes also "promote more player control" regarding the game's state, and reduce sudden "game-ending moments". However, there are some limitations to which parts of the real-time strategy game will be open to all gamers.