A transgender candidate was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012, but didn't take office. He previously referred to himself as Virginia's "chief homophobe", and he drafted the state's punitive proposed "bathroom bill", which would have forced people to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate.
Marshall made Roem's gender identity a source of attacks in the campaign too, repeatedly using male pronouns to refer to Roem and sending out an attack ad on a flyer based exclusively around Roem being trans.
During the campaign, Marshall refused to use Roem's correct pronouns.
Roem, who couldn't immediately be reached for an interview Tuesday night, openly discussed her gender identity during her campaign, but it was far from her focus.
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"Local journalism is where I learned public policy, and I'm going to bring a reporter's sensibilities to Richmond so we can actually accomplish the things I'm setting out to do without hyperbole, without discrimination, and basically making sure that we create a more inclusive Commonwealth, so no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship or who you love, you are welcomed and celebrated in Virginia because of who you are, not despite it", she told FOX 5.
Andrea Jenkins won a seat in the Minneapolis City Council to represent the city's 8th ward, the Star Tribune reported.
Jenny Durkan, who was the first openly gay U.S. Attorney, is poised to become Seattle's first female mayor since 1926.
The mayor's race unexpectedly became wide open earlier this year after former Seattle mayor Ed Murray ended his re-election bid and resigned amid accusations of sexual abuse. Bhalla tweeted on Tuesday night.
Danica Roem's Slogan: "Fix Route 28 Now" In an online ad produced by The People PAC, Roem speaks the camera and first identifies herself - before anything else - as a life-long Manassas resident: "I was born and raised at Prince William Hospital in Manassas and I've lived in Manassas ever since". Tyler Titus, who is openly transgender, won a seat on a western Pennsylvania school board.