Published on 23 Nov 2017 Sections ,

Danica Roem: why I got into politics

Today is Thanksgiving when America gathers around a large roasted bird to give thanks and make up. President Trump broadcast his own fireside message today, but the last year has been marred by toxic division – much of it stirred up by the President himself. One minority community that feels targeted by his legislative agenda are transgender people. Mr Trump wants to ban them from the military and has ended laws protecting transgender students from discrimination. It is in this climate that Danica Roem became one of the first openly transgender people elected to office.