Danica Roem made history last week as the first openly trans person to win a seat in a state legislature, when she was elected to the Virginia statehouse. Trans reporter Diana Tourjée followed the 33-year-old on the final 48 hours of her campaign in the Broadly segment “Inside Danica Roem’s Historic Victory.”
It’s an exclusive look at Roem’s historic win against noted anti-LGBT Republican Bob Marshall, and what it was like on the ground with her campaign volunteers.
The short film is an inspiration for anyone less than thrilled about the current state of political affairs. And a reminder that with persistence and resilience regular citizens can participate in the electoral process.