Danica Roem

Oh, that frosh class! (In the House of Delegates, that is)

They learn so fast these days, don’t they? The big crop of Democratic freshman legislators elected to the House of Delegates last November seem a lot …

Hampton Roads

Full interview: Danica Roem talks about her successful run for Virginia's state legislature as a trans woman

<i>5 hours 32 min</i> ago<p><i>1 hour 6 min</i> ago<p>A prominent Russia analyst says President Trump needs to take a harsher stance against Russian President Vladimir …

Donald Trump

What to expect at San Diego Pride parade weekend

SAN DIEGO – The 44th Annual San Diego Pride Parade and Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday.A block party featuring performers from …

San Diego

Prince William supervisors approved Pride month proclamation

The Prince William County Board of Supervisors on June 26, 2018, for the first time approved a Pride month proclamation. (Photo by Ted Eytan; …


Danica Roem, history-making trans Virginia rep who could be governor

Welcome to Queerty’s Pride 50, celebrating the people and movements we are particularly proud of this season. Next year marks 50 years since …


What transgender legislator Danica Roem learned from Metallica

Danica Roem is the first openly transgender candidate to be elected and serve in a state legislature, but that’s not why she was elected to the …

San Francisco

Women politicos to take center stage at DNC LGBT gala

Women politicos that include Victory Fund President and CEO <b>Annise Parker</b>, Texas congressional candidate <b>Gina Ortiz Jones</b> and Massachusetts Attorney …


The Lawmaker: Danica Roem

First openly transgender woman to be elected to and seated in a U.S. state legislature

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Democrats with activist energy push Virginia Medicaid expansion

Virginia State Delegate Danica Roem talks with Rachel Maddow about the political and activist momentum that pushed Virginia to a bipartisan passage …


#Pride30: Trans lawmaker Danica Roem is bringing gender diversity to politics

Danica Roem, 33, is a lifelong resident of Virginia’s 13th District and has been deeply committed to her community. For nearly a decade, she worked as a journalist for the Gainesville Times, reporting on stories about Virginia's Prince William County. Now, Roem is serving her community in a whole …


Del. Danica Roem, Transgender Advocates See Progress

Danica Roem's first session in the Virginia General Assembly wasn't the only ground-breaking moment for women leaders.<p>By Ryan Persaud, Capital News …


Virginia House of Delegates Danica Roem on Equality

Virginia House of Delegates member @pwcdanica on equality: "As long as we have common respect for each other and treat each other as the people who …


Virginia Beach teacher is 1st transgender council candidate

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Virginia teacher will be the first transgender candidate to run for city council in her city.<p>WVEC-TV reports that …

Virginia Beach

The Fight for Transgender Equality

Mara Keisling, founder and executive director of National Center for Transgender Equality, and Danica Roem, member of the Virginia House of …


Danica Roem to be among headliners at DNC’s LGBTQ Gala

Roem made history when she was elected, becoming America's first openly transgender state lawmakerThe post Danica Roem to be among headliners at …


Danica Roem will be featured speaker at DNC’s LGBTQ gala

<b>Danica Roem</b> (Photo courtesy of Danica Roem)Virginia Delegate Danica Roem will be a featured speaker at the Democratic National Committee’s 19th …


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.


Danica Roem, Margaret Atwood Speak Out at Tory Burch ‘Embrace Ambition’ Summit

The summit's afternoon panels also included Katie Couric and Julianna Margulies.<p>The Tuesday afternoon session at Tory Burch’s “Embrace Ambition” …

The Arts

Vote for Our Documentary on Trans Politician Danica Roem to Win a Webby!

Vote today!<p>Last fall we traveled to Virginia to film during the final hours of trans woman Danica Roem's historic political campaign. The documentary we made follows Roem and her team of vounteers and campaign staff as they make a final stride toward election. And Roem worked hard until the end; On …


Saturday Night Social: Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility!

Twitter has been so nice today.<p>Before I launch into the explosion of videos and stories currently lighting up social media for International …


Danica Roem looks back on first months in office

Virginia state Del. <b>Danica Roem</b> (D-Manassas Park) sits at her desk in the Virginia House of Delegates chamber shortly after she was officially sworn …


DNC Chair Tom Perez - 1A

From Doug Jones to Danica Roem, Democrats scored some surprising and historic victories in 2017. Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez …


Trans Day of Visibility: Activists Explain What It Means to 'Be Seen' in 2018

“We’re more than our oppression.”<p>International Transgender Day of Visibility is meant to be a day of celebration. Unlike November’s Transgender Day …


2018 is the year of young people

In 1991 Anita Hill’s hostile treatment by a panel of 14 white, male senators during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings highlighted the extent …

Anita Hill

Beauty Tips, Celebrity Style and Fashion Advice from InStyle

Jun 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm<p>InStyle spoke to families at today's protest.<p>Jun 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm<p>The TV host won't be letting trolls ruin her vacation to …

Amelia Earhart

Hey Gov. Cuomo, here’s how you should have responded to competition from Cynthia Nixon

By now the feud between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has transcended the arena of local politics and is squarely in the national spotlight. After all, there is plenty of speculation that both men might be eyeing a future White House run.<p>The pettiness isn’t a good look for …

Bill de Blasio

Hillary Clinton honors transgender Va. state legislator for International Women's Day

Hillary Clinton honored a transgender woman on Thursday to mark International Women’s Day.<p>@pwcdanica put a huge crack in the glass ceiling last …

Hillary Clinton

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.