Trans woman Danica Roem beats 'chief homophobe' Bob Marshall in historic Virginia race

History was made in Virginia on Tuesday when a 33-year-old woman became the state's first openly transgender elected official.

And to top off the momentous win, Democrat Danica Roem unseated a Republican incumbent who calls himself the state's "chief homophobe."

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Roem, a journalist and metal-loving mom, beat out 26-year incumbent Robert G. Marshall, 73, for the House of Delegates seat that represents Prince William County.

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MANASSAS, VA - NOVEMBER 7: Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, twirls her umbrella in the rain as she campaigns at Spring Hill Elementary School on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Manassas, VA. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, VA - NOVEMBER 7: Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, rejoices the end of a 10-month campaign when polls closed at Tyler Elementary School on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Gainesville, VA. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MANASSAS, VA - NOVEMBER 7: Danica Roem, C, who ran for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, is greeted by supporters as she prepares to give her victory speech with Prince William County Democratic Committee at Water's End Brewery on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Manassas, VA. Roem is the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MANASSAS, VA - NOVEMBER 7: Danica Roem, C, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, chats with poll workers after casting her own vote at Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Manassas, VA. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MANASSAS, VA - NOVEMBER 7: Danica Roem, C, who ran for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, is greeted by supporters as she prepares to give her victory speech with Prince William County Democratic Committee at Water's End Brewery on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Manassas, VA. Roem is the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Danica Roem, a Democrat for Delegate in Virginia's district 13, and who is transgender, sits in her campaign office on September 22, 2017, in Manassas, Virginia. 'Look at the inside of my shoe, ok?' replies Danica Roem when asked how many voters she has already approached in her bid to win a Virginia statehouse seat.The Democratic candidate has no time for subtleties as she races to become the first openly transgender person elected to office in this Republican US state. Whether spitting in the trashcan during a recent interview with Cosmopolitan magazine or whipping off her ballerina flat to show its worn insole to AFP, this young woman does not shy from flaunting her working-class roots. / AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RICHARDS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY -'Transgender metalhead makes historic political office bid' (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Danica Roem, a Democrat for Delegate in Virginia's district 13, and who is transgender, sits in her campaign office on September 22, 2017, in Manassas, Virginia. 'Look at the inside of my shoe, ok?' replies Danica Roem when asked how many voters she has already approached in her bid to win a Virginia statehouse seat.The Democratic candidate has no time for subtleties as she races to become the first openly transgender person elected to office in this Republican US state. Whether spitting in the trashcan during a recent interview with Cosmopolitan magazine or whipping off her ballerina flat to show its worn insole to AFP, this young woman does not shy from flaunting her working-class roots. / AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RICHARDS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY -'Transgender metalhead makes historic political office bid' (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
MANASSAS, VA - November, 7: Bob Marshall, GOP incumbent who runs for his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, smiles while voting at Signal Hill Elementary School in Manassas, VA, on election day November 7, 2017. Marshalls opponent, Danica Roem, would be the states first elected official who is openly transgender. (Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, VA - NOVEMBER 7: Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, campaigns as voters take to the ballot boxes at Gainesville Middle School on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Gainesville, VA. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Danica Roem, a Democrat for Delegate in Virginia's district 13, and who is transgender, sits in her campaign office on September 22, 2017, in Manassas, Virginia. 'Look at the inside of my shoe, ok?' replies Danica Roem when asked how many voters she has already approached in her bid to win a Virginia statehouse seat.The Democratic candidate has no time for subtleties as she races to become the first openly transgender person elected to office in this Republican US state. Whether spitting in the trashcan during a recent interview with Cosmopolitan magazine or whipping off her ballerina flat to show its worn insole to AFP, this young woman does not shy from flaunting her working-class roots. / AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RICHARDS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY -'Transgender metalhead makes historic political office bid' (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
MANASSAS, VA - JUNE 2: Democratic primary candidate Danica Roem makes her pitch to voters at the Bull Run Swim & Raquet Club while debating three fellow Democrats vying to unseat Republican State Delegate Bob Marshall in Manassas, Virginia Friday June 2, 2017. (Photo by J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MANASSAS, VA - JUNE 2: Democratic primary candidate Danica Roem makes her pitch to voters at the Bull Run Swim & Raquet Club while debating three fellow Democrats vying to unseat Republican State Delegate Bob Marshall in Manassas, Virginia Friday June 2, 2017. (Photo by J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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The win had LGBTQ advocates — and Democrats seeking to turn the tide against Trumpian-style candidates — cheering. 

Roem ran on a campaign focused on traffic issues, according to The Washington Post. Marshall refused to debate her and used male pronouns in attack ads, the newspaper reported.

Beyond reveling in his "chief homophobe" title, Marshall also modeled legislation on North Carolina's controversial bathroom bill. His, which aimed to prevent transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice, failed.

Roem joins a small club of openly transgender elected officials at a time when LGBTQ issues face political challenges. Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military was partially blocked by a D.C. judge recently and North Carolina's bathroom bill has been repealed, but the fight goes on. 

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Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam poses with his wife Pam, daughter Aubrey and son Wes (R) after his election night victory at the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Phil Murphy, the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of New Jersey, reacts to a cheer after voting in Middletown, New Jersey, U.S., November 7, 2017.

He will serve in the position Chris Christie will be leaving.

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MANASSAS, VA - NOVEMBER 7: Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, twirls her umbrella in the rain as she campaigns at Spring Hill Elementary School on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Manassas, VA. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MANASSAS, VA - NOVEMBER 7: Danica Roem, C, who ran for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, is greeted by supporters as she prepares to give her victory speech with Prince William County Democratic Committee at Water's End Brewery on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Manassas, VA. Roem is the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Andrea Jenkins won a seat on the Minneapolis City Council, becoming the first openly transgender person of color ever elected to public office in the U.S.

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 10: Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend Alison Parker, a reporter for WDBJ-TV reporter, was killed on air last month, greets Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., during a rally on the East Front lawn of the Capitol to demand that Congress take action on gun control legislation, September 10, 2015. The event, titled #Whateverittakes Day of Action, was hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and featured speeches by political leaders and families of gun violence victims. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
BLACKSBURG, VA - JULY : Chris Hurst, Democratic candidate for the VA House of Delegates, speaks with Sue Elliott, left, while canvassing a neighborhood in his district on Tuesday, July18, 2017 in Blacksburg, Va. (Jay Westcott/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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