Twitter Was Ecstatic After Danica Roem Became the First Elected Trans State Legislator

Danica Roem
Zachary Zane

Last night was huge for Democrats (and for many folks, like myself, who had begun losing faith in democracy), but one hopeful thing in particular happened: Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, was the first openly transgender person elected in a state legislature in the United States.

Roem unseated Republican Bob Marshall, one of the Virginia’s longest-serving and most socially conservative lawmakers. There irony of her win doesn’t escape us. Roem defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker who sponsored a bill that attempted to restrict which bathrooms she could use.

Twitter was ablaze after the good news broke!

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