Witness groundbreaking election results for the LGBTQ+ community in both Mississippi and Virginia. Celebrate the historic victories of Fabian Nelson, the first out LGBTQ+ state legislator in Mississippi, and Danica Roem, the first transgender woman elected to a Southern state senate in Virginia.
Fabian Nelson: Paving the Way in Mississippi: In a historic moment, Fabian Nelson secures his place as the first out LGBTQ+ state legislator in Mississippi, making history not only for his identity but also as a person of color. With no opponent running against him, Nelson’s victory represents a significant step forward for LGBTQ+ representation in Mississippi.
️ Danica Roem: Making National Headlines in Virginia: Danica Roem, already serving her third term in the Virginia House, shatters barriers by becoming the first transgender woman elected to a Southern state senate. Her win during Trans Day of Remembrance Month sends a powerful message of resilience and triumph over bigotry.
️ Impactful Statements from LGBTQ+ Victory Fund: Annise Parker, President and CEO of the LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, praises both Nelson and Roem for their dedication to their communities. Their victories stand as a testament to progress, challenging discrimination and silencing bigots.