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Virginia Democrats Rally to Beat Out Far-Right Politicians on Election Day

The Virginia election is set to be a crucial juncture for LGBTQ+ protections and reproductive rights amid intensified conservative challenges.

Trans Politician Danica Roem Faces Off Against Antigay Trump Follower

The trans Virginia legislator is running for reelection against Christopher Stone, who opposes marriage equality and wants more religious exemptions from pro-LGBTQ+ laws.

Virginia Bans LGBTQ+ 'Panic' Defense for Murder, Manslaughter

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed the bill authored by Del. Danica Roem, making Virginia the 12th state to restrict the defense's use.

Joe Biden, Human Rights Campaign: This Is the Election of Our Lives

Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Annette Bening, and more address HRC's virtual event and remind us to vote like our lives depend on it.

Buttigieg, Baldwin, Other Out Pols Take the Stage at Dem Convention

The final night of the Democratic National Convention struck a note of LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Dem Convention to Feature LGBTQ+ Speakers in Keynote Slots and More

Pete Buttigieg, Tammy Baldwin, Danica Roem, and others are scheduled to appear.

13 LGBTQ Women (and Allies) Who Could Be Biden's VP

The likely Democratic presidential nominee could make history by picking the first out woman as second-in-command.

Virginia Makes History by Passing LGBTQ-Inclusive Civil Rights Bill

The action will make Virginia the first Southern state to protect LGBTQ people against discrimination.

Danica Roem Is First Out Trans Person Reelected to a State Legislature

Roem made history in 2017 with her election to Virginia's House of Delegates, and she made history again Tuesday.


Danica Roem Hit With Transphobic Ad as Virginia Election Looms

A Facebook ad from an anti-LGBTQ group accuses the Virginia legislator of having an "EXTREME social agenda."

The Most Important LGBTQ Race in 2019 Is Danica Roem's

The Virginia delegate broke the glass ceiling for transgender politicians, but a new bigot is trying to take her down.

Danica Roem's Opponent Compares Marriage Equality to Slavery

The groundbreaking trans state legislator faces Kelly McGinn, who has called marriage equality "morally repugnant."

Trans Delegate Danica Roem Fights Westboro Baptist By Raising $26K

The Westboro Baptist Church went after Roem, so she put out a call to raise money for her reelection campaign because, 'They'll hate that.'

Danica Roem to Speak at Democrats' LGBTQ Gala

Virginia delegate Roem will be the first openly transgender elected official to address a major party's gala.

Hillary Clinton Honors Danica Roem, Emma Gonzalez, More for Women's Day

The first woman nominated for president by a major party tweets a diverse list of women who inspire her.

Give This Trans PAC The Credit It’s Due

A new trans political action committee made a big impact on 2017 elections. So why didn't they get the credit?

Person of the Year: Transgender Americans

The Advocate highlights the people who gave the LGBT community hope in 2017.

Danica Roem to Politicians: Don't Make People Feel Bad, 'Do Your Job'

The first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature says its time for a new era of respect and responsibility in politics.

Virginia GOP Devises Transphobic Way to Refuse to Call Danica Roem 'Gentlewoman'

The Republican leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, Kirk Cox, wants to do away with gendered titles after Roem's historic win. 

Demi Lovato Brings Danica Roem as Her Date to AMAs

Pop star Demi Lovato brought Danica Roem, the first openly transgender state legislator, as her date to the America Music Awards.