"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.
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 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.
Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to a vast range of current worldwide problems". Only 7 percent of Trump voters say they believe that members of the campaign team colluded with Russian Federation .
Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges said he could not release details of the assault because of security issues. A news release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green said troopers were called to the Paul residence at 3:21 p.m.
When he took office, Hariri promised "a new era for Lebanon", which had been in a political deadlock for two years. Hezbollah's leader urged Lebanese citizens to refrain from protesting in a bid to stave off escalating tensions.
A gunman shot dead at least 20 worshippers during Sunday morning services at a Baptist church in Texas , news media reported. Video on KSAT television showed first responders taking a stretcher from the church to a waiting AirLife helicopter.
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 .
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.
Chief Executive Bob Iger has said he plans to retire from Disney in July 2019, and the company is searching for a successor. The talks reportedly took place within the last few weeks, and it's not certain they will firm up a deal.
Welcome to a world with 280-character tweets
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.
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.
Peace plea at Trump protest
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.
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.
Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM launched at Rs 13499
Priced at Rs 13,899, the device has a capacitive touchscreen measuring 5.2-inch and with 720x1,280 pixels (282 ppi pixel density). Apart from the difference in RAM, all other specifications of the new and old Nokia 5 models are exactly the same.
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.
Did you keep in mind to set your clocks back?
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.