Demi Lovato done a matter on the red runner at the 2017 American Music Awards, and it had zero to do with her dress. The thespian brought, the first plainly transgender person inaugurated and seated in a state legislature, as her guest. Roem done her feat on Nov. 8 and unseated one of Virginia’s longest portion and many socially regressive lawmakers.
GLAAD and the LGBTQ Victory Fund connected Lovato and Roem to work together on the Together initiative, GLAAD’s transformation to have all marginalized communities mount together.
“Demi Lovato and Danica Roem are two clever and inspirational women who consolidate the need for all Americans to mount together joined and to take movement currently against any form of taste and oppression,” pronounced GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
“Danica Roem is a explorer whose win in Virginia showcased both how immature people and marginalized communities can impact voting results and how every American deserves an event to work tough and grasp their dreams. Demi Lovato continues her bequest of lifting the bar for interesting audiences around the universe and for spotlighting social issues that need the many attention.”
Last year, Lovato won GLAAD’s Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. Roem, a Democrat and gifted journal reporter, kick Republican Del. Bob Marshall, who sponsored a check this year that would have limited the bathrooms transgender people can use. The race was one of the year’s many high profile, sketch inhabitant and general courtesy and big income to the northern Virginia House of Delegates district outward the nation’s capital.
“It’s historic… It sends a summary to politicians everywhere that the politics of prejudice is over,” House Democratic Leader David Toscano pronounced at the time.
Roem is the first transgender member of the House of Delegates and the first out transgender person to win and offer in a state legislature, according to the Victory Fund.