Daniel “Danica” Roem, the first “transgender” state representative in U.S. history, won election to a new office last November and shared in a recent interview his intention to be sworn into the Virginia Senate with his hand on a heavy metal album rather than the Bible, as is tradition.
Roem, a male Democrat who identifies as a woman, defeated incumbent Republican Bob Marshall for his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017, an upset celebrated by LGBT activists. Last fall, Roem won his race to move on to the state Senate.
In an interview published on Tuesday by LGBTQ Nation, Roem, formerly a singer in a “death metal” band, shared, “I will be getting sworn in on a 1988 vinyl copy” of his favorite Metallica album, And Justice For All.
Roem was sworn in the next day, albeit without sharing details about the ceremony itself….