Transgender Metal Musician Beat Out a 13-Term Republican for a Seat in the Virginia House of Delegates

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.

https://youtu.be/OT213kwRfwU

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Transgender Metal Musician Beat Out a 13-Term Republican for a Seat in the Virginia House of Delegates

  • November 9, 2017 at 7:44 am
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    Proud graduate of St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY, a small Franciscan school where we learn about decency, acceptance and treating other people with respect because they deserve it — full stop. Go Bonas!

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