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danica roem -- a transgender woman-- beat out an incumbent who served over two decades in virginia's district 13 - who introduced a bathroom bill that would have restricted trans bathroom use -- to become virginia's first openly transgender state legislator . wdvm's shannon ryan has more. danica roem every person who's ever been singled out who's ever been stigmatized who's ever been the misfit who's ever been the kid in the corner who needed someone to stand up for them because there's no one that's with them - this one's for you kaye broomhall founder nova trans youth transgender when i first came out in 2006 there were basically no trans representation in media beyond poor representations of them being sex workers and stuff like that &lt;&lt;i didn't think something like that was gonna happen this soon>> aniko anoba danica roem campaign lgbtq + activist kids in school that are part of the lgbtq plus community we deal with a lot of harassment and microaggressions, it sucks. &lt;&lt;i think as soon as i met her i just felt i don't know i almost felt stronger>> robbie moser danica roem campaign transgender a lot of them think that they can't go anywhere in their lives and she's just one example of how far you can go andrew mezza danica roem campaign lgbtq + activist its people like this that allow my future to be easier can't go anywhere in their lives and she's just one example of how far you can go andrew mezza danica roem campaign lgbtq + activist its people like this that allow my future to be easier robbie moser danica roem campaign transgender people like me i know exactly who i am but it's hard to convey that to other people - so people need to see people like danica - one person who's up there and being the leader for us all shannon ryan: there seems to be a consensus; the fact an openly transgender person won is great -- but how she won is even better heather moser lgbtq+ activist her being trans it's just an aspect of her kaye broomhall founder nova trans youth transgender she didn't run off cultural war stuff she ran off traffic and meat and potato issues like route 28 was her big campaign slogan - i think it's great that people kind of rejected hate in favor of issues that affect their everyday lives stuff that's way more important reporting in manassas, shannon ryan, nova news >> morgan: roem will be sworn in this january.



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