'It's historic. It sends a message to politicians everywhere that the politics of bigotry is over, ' said Democratic House Caucus Chair Charniele Herring.
She beat Bob Marshall, who had served in Virginia's House of Delegates since 1992. Throughout the campaign, Marshall purposefully misgendered Roem in campaign mailers, interviews, and at any opportunity.
While Ms Roem openly discussed her gender identity during the campaign, the topic was not her main focus.
"Her campaign was hard-fought-she shared her personal story with her constituents and braved constant, dehumanizing anti-trans attacks from her opponent-but that is the burden trailblazers often face", said Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, President & CEO of the Victory Fund, an organization dedicated to electing LGBT lawmakers. Jenkins, a 56-year-old poet and historian who transitioned in her 30s, brings 25 years of public service to the job. "It's something that even if you are cisgender, but you have some reason that you've been singled out in your life, you have some reason that you've been stigmatized in your life, you've had some reason when you've been cornered in your life for being yourself, you can look at me and say, 'If she can do this, so can I'".
Marshall, a fervently right-wing politician who made national headlines in 2016 when he introduced the so-called "bathroom bill" created to restrict restroom access to transgender individuals, found himself in the fight of his career against Roem, who came out as transgender in 2013. "For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future", Marshall wrote in a concession post on Facebook.
Michelle Kaufusi became the first woman elected mayor in the 157-year history of Provo, the third-largest city in Utah, on Tuesday night. "Though we all wish tonight would have turned out differently, I am deeply grateful for your support and effort over the years".
Despite the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's capital city San Juan still has much to offer visitors. Whitefish is based in the Montana town of the same name, which also is the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
During the second year of the USA program, daylight time was lifted between November and February, the darkest months of the year. According to historians, Daylight Saving Time had been used in the United States and many European countries since World War I .
He was tied for the league lead with 19 touchdown passes and had gained almost 2,000 total yards (1,699 passing and 269 rushing). In a shootout loss to the Seahawks, Watson threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for another 67 yards.
Diego Simeone's team is going through a tough spell and is now four points back of second-place Chelsea with two games to go. Edin Dzeko's slight touch following a cross from Aleksandar Kolarov set up El Shaarawy to blast in from the edge of the area.
Spanish prosecutors have asked the National Court to jail nine ex-members of the sacked Catalan government. This came after the regional government voted to declare the independence of the north-eastern region.
North Korea has not made any provocations since it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3. Following the February launch, Kim exhorted North Korean scientists to pursue more satellite launches.
Most Australians buyers are expected to buy the premium iPhone X on a contract, however, which could prove more challenging. Net profit rose 19 per cent from a year ago to US$10.7 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter to September 30, Apple said.
This comes following reports that Apple was planning to go with glass and plastic hybrid lens for iPhones in 2018. The video gives us what is maybe our best take a gander at the iPhone X's peculiar Animoji highlight.
StarCraft II Will Be Free to Play Starting Nov. 14
If you already own the base game, you will receive StarCraft II's second campaign, Heart of the Swarm , at no additional cost. This bundle also tosses in seven co-op Commanders, all multiplayer units, all multiplayer maps and modes, and a bonus hero.
Health Department: It's not too late to get the flu shot
Colds, the CDC says, generally don't lead to serious complications or hospital stays, but the flu can if left untreated. The vaccine is also important for caregivers of and people who live with someone in a high-risk population.