The Trump Administration Wants to Help Transphobic and Anti-Abortion Health Workers Discriminate Against Patients

The Trump administration is considering a set of regulations that would offer new protections to health workers who refuse to provide care to transgender patients or women seeking abortion services, according to a report from Politico. This is what happens when anti-trans and anti-abortion ideologues are empowered at…

The Tragic Story of Althea Garrison, the First Trans Person to Hold State Office in America

When Danica Roem became one of the first openly transgender candidates to win a seat in a state legislature last night—besting “chief homophobe” and Virginia bathroom bill author Bob Marshall—it was a particularly savory win. The same night, a 77-year-old woman named Althea Garrison quietly lost what could be her 15th…

Danica Roem Wins Virginia Election and Becomes the State's First Openly Trans State Lawmaker

On Tuesday night Danica Roem defeated Bob Marshall in Virginia’s 13th district. Roem’s victory makes her the first trans woman to serve on Virginia’s state legislature — Roem’s election also makes her the first openly trans candidate in the country to run and win a seat on any state’s legislature.