Danica Roem could become the first openly transgender legislator in Virginia’s House of Delegates, and the third openly trans legislator in the country — she just has to beat Republican incumbent Bob Marshall.
Roem cinched the nomination for the Virginia Democratic party on Tuesday, winning a challenging primary.
She told the outlet she plans on winning the general election by pushing her platform of LGBTQ rights, better-paying jobs and improvements to Route 28 — a perpetually congested road in her district crucial to her constituents’ daily commutes. Read more (6/14/17)
With so many negative headlines out there, it’s easy to feel like there are no victories for our community anymore. Please remember that there are still good news happening, fights we win, people who fight for your rights.
voltei do feriadão e encontrei roseiras desabrochando rosas gigantescas, fuschias 100% abertas, abelhas fazendo um banquete nas verbenas e nenhuma planta morta ou devorada por lesmas. i call it success, bitches.
a bem da verdade nós não temos exatamente um “jardim” aqui. é difícil cultivar qualquer coisa com o pé de carvalho e suas enormes raízes de 200 anos sugando quase toda a umidade do solo e obstruindo quase toda a luz do sol - por isso a grama na verdade é um matagal controlado e a maioria das minhas flores sobrevive em potes.
mas eu não penso em derrubar a árvore (nem poderia, ela tem uma ordem de proteção ambiental) que fornece ninho para os melros e abrigo para as pupas de borboleta. os esquilos roem os brotos do carvalho na primavera e no outono abrem buracos no chão para enterrar suas nozes e guardar alimento para enfrentar o frio. o carvalho exige, mas retribui.
e quando os pássaros que voltaram do exílio de inverno iniciam a sinfonia matinal/do entardecer e eu abro uma garrafa de vinho ou coca zero para acompanhar a performance, então esse jardim estropiado, com plantas caprichosas, pombos histéricos e insetos inoportunos é o meu lugar preferido em todo o universo.
There is a WHOLE lot going on in the political world right now, BUT some good news! I’m doing work in the Virginia House of Delegates election this year (we in DC have pretty much adopted VA since it’s close by) and the Democratic primary was today. And guess what? Danica Roem, a trans woman who I met and was a SUPER great candidate (she knows her stuff, y’all) won the primary for her district! And she was running against three others! And she won by a lot! This is cool news. And so did a latina woman who immigrated here that I also met and talked with a long while, and she was freaking awesome. Women in general did pretty well, and with everything going on, this is exciting to me.
Anyhow, if you live in Virginia, you have big elections in November. It’s not just congress that matters: Democrats have let state elections go for a long time, and that needs to change right now. So keep an eye on your local and state elections, folks!