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Danica Roem: “Please treat LGBTQ candidates like non-LGBTQ candidates by identifying us by our qualifiers”

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I couldn’t agree more with Danica Roem, a journalist, on the following. My question is simple: why is the corporate media so obsessed with making this 100% about “transgender woman challenges anti-LGBT man,” when there are so many other issues to talk about (and also so many other interesting House of Delegates races)?

1) From The Center for Public Integrity: You’ll notice we’re out-raising Del. Bob Marshall (R-13) at the local, state and national level. And, surprise, he declined to comment. Go figure.

That said, for the 1,000th time, memo to reporters: my gender is not my chief qualification for office. The nine years, two months and two weeks I spent authoring more than 2,500 news stories about the greater Prince William County area the lead reporter of the Gainesville Times, covering my lifelong home area, is my chief qualification for office.

Please treat LGBTQ candidates like non-LGBTQ candidates by identifying us by our qualifiers.

Also interesting:

2) We’ve received word that Del. Bob Marshall’s (R-13) campaign has been lecturing 13th District residents at the doors about my gender.

Allow me to be blunt:

If you can’t beat me on Route 28 and instead resort to transphobic attacks at the doors, then we’re going to soundly defeat you Nov. 7.

It won’t even be close.