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Openly Trans Roem, Other New Virginia Lawmakers Have Little Luck Making Laws

By Alan Suderman and Sarah Rankin | Feb 16
Democrats from around the country cheered last year when a bumper crop of new candidates in Virginia surpassed all expectations, winning 15 seats previously held by Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Va. GOP Leader Abolishes Tradition to Avoid Calling Trans Delegate a Woman

By Brittany Ferrendi | Nov 25
Republican lawmakers are taking drastic measures to avoid referring to a transgender politician by her gender identity.

Roem Lays Out Agenda

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 18
Danica Roem, who made history last week when she became the first out transgender person to win and serve in a state legislature, held a conference call with reporters last week to lay out her agenda once she assumes office.

Uruguay Swears In First Transgender Senator

Uruguay Swears In First Transgender Senator

Oct 17
Uruguay swears in first transgender Senator.

First Out Trans Candidate Wins State Legislative Primary

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jun 15
On Tuesday Danica Roem became the Democratic party's representative in the District 13 Virginia House of Delegates race. She now faces Bob Marshall of the Republican party. Marshall is a self-described "chief homophobe."

Nevada GOP Picks First Trans Republican Candidate in U.S. History

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 13
The Nevada State Republican party has made history by tapping military veteran and transgender woman Lauren Scott to run against a Democract in Nevada Assembly District 30.

For Transgender People, a Massive New Resource

By David Crary | May 1
As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them - a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors.

DOJ Trains Cops to Help Transgender Crime Victims

By Eric Tucker | Mar 27
The Justice Department has launched a program to train local police to better respond to transgender crime victims.

Trans Candidate to Challenge Gay Md. State Senator

Jan 30
A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County, Md., in the Democratic primary.

Transsexual Makes Debut in New Polish Government

By Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera | Nov 8
A transsexual woman and an openly gay man took seats in Poland’s newly elected parliament Tuesday, historic firsts that reflect profound social change in this traditionally Roman Catholic country.

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