Transgender Heavy Metal Singer Defeats Virginia’s ‘Chief Homophobe’

By Michael Stone

Love wins: Transgender heavy metal singer Danica Roem defeats Del. Bob Marshall, the architect of Virginia’s anti-trans bathroom bill.

In a victory for human decency, local journalist and transgender heavy metal singer Danica Roem, a Democrat, defeated Republican state Del. Bob Marshall, “one of the most openly transphobic and homophobic members of the Virginia Republican Party” and the architect of Virginia’s mean-spirited anti-trans bathroom bill.

Marshall, who is happy to refer to himself as Virginia’s “chief homophobe,” served 26 years in the state legislature before being defeated by Roem.

With her victory, Roem becomes the first openly transgender person to be elected and be seated to a state legislature in the U.S.

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