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First transgender state legislator to keynote for SD Pride Spirit of Stonewall Rally

Virginia Delegate Danica Roem will be the keynote speaker at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally for San Diego Pride.

San Diego Pride kicks off Pride weekend with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally featuring the first transgender state legislator, Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, as the keynote speaker. 

The rally honors and recognizes LGBTQ leaders at the forefront of the movement for their activism, leadership, and philanthropy.

SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Nov 4 - Nov, 10 2017

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

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Hillcrest was the scene of an assault last month, the victim suffered serious injuries including partial paralysis. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the rising medical costs. 

Virginia trans woman, Danica Roem, wins against Republican incumbent

Danica Roem is first elected trans official in Virginia.

Virginia gets its first trans elected official, Danica Roem, filling a seat that will be vacated by Republican Robert G. Marshall at the Virginia House of Delegates. 

The race was fueled by local issues such as traffic in Prince William County, but also exposed trans issues, an LGBT hot-button issue often pressed by the Trump administration.