How’s this for progressive? The people of Virginia voted out 13-term Republican Robert Marshall–he once called himself the state’s “chief homophobe“–and voted in Danica Roem, the transgender vocalist of a metal band called Cab Ride Home.
Even sweeter is that Marshall tried to introduce one of those “bathroom bills” that would have restricted restroom use by transgender people. Roem is the first transgender person to be elected to state or federal government in US history.
But back to Cab Ride Home. They were formed in 2006 and have specialized in what they call “drunken thrash metal.” Their debut album, Crash the Gate, came out earlier this year.