If Elected Danica Roem Would Be the First Trans State Senator Ever Elected in the South
LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, named Danica Roem a 2023 LGBTQ ‘Spotlight’ candidate, a designation given to candidates with exceptional potential to be national leaders of the LGBTQ equality movement.
Roem, who currently serves in the Virginia House of Delegates, made history in 2017 when she became the first out-and-seated trans state legislator in American history. There are currently just nine trans state lawmakers serving in the U.S., according to LGBTQ Victory Institute.
“Danica is a remarkable leader who consistently shows both grit and compassion when delivering results for her community, from improving Virginia’s infrastructure to fighting for reproductive rights. As bigots in Richmond continue to introduce anti-LGBTQ bills – most of which target trans kids – we know Danica will not back down. We are proud to continue supporting Danica and are confident that come November, she will shatter yet another lavender ceiling and become the first trans person ever elected to a state Senate in the South,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund.
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LGBTQ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.