Danica Roem who is a transgender has defeated Bob Marshall who referred to himself as a chief homophobe for the Virginia House of Delegates. This historic win is a proof that Virginia embraces diversity and inclusion. Straight, gay, transgender, black, white, Hispanic, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Muslim and whoever you are, as long as you appreciate and respect diversity, you will be welcoming to Virginia. We have demonstrated that we can stand up to hatred and bigotry. I am proud to be a Virginian.