The former journalist, who worked as a lead reporter and won awards from the Virginia Press Association seven times, has long been a critical part of the Virginia heavy metal scene.She has spent over a decade singing for a thrash metal band called Cab Ride Home whose biggest hit is a party tune about getting inebriated and occupies a sphere worlds apart from party politics.
She said: "I have not lost a single friend during my gender transition. When I say I'm part of the metal community, this is as much a part of my personality as everything else.
The way I explain it to people is that, for some people music is a sound.
Speaking to reporters at Mr Gillespie’s election night party, Mr Taylor said: “I don’t know how you get around that this wasn’t a referendum on the administration “Some of the very divisive rhetoric really prompted and helped usher in a really high Democratic turnout in Virginia.” Mr Trump was quick to criticise Mr Gillespie, writing on Twitter while travelling in South Korea: “Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for.
“Don’t forget, Republicans won four out of four House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!
I've already had to go through transformative change," she told in an interview in June.
The politician, who has a special penchant for Swedish death metal, said the music scene reacted amazingly to her gender transition.The Democrat, who is a heavy metal vocalist, is said to be the first openly transgender person to be elected to a state legislature in the US.Bob Marshall, who had been elected 13 times over 26 years according to his website, has previously called himself Virginia's "chief homophobe"."Just because I sing in a heavy metal band while spinning my head in circles and getting paid to do it, why can't I run for government?Why would I have to change who I am in order to run for government?Mr Marshall wrote the “Physical Privacy Act” - a piece of legislation similar to the ultra-controversial “Bathroom Bill” which passed in North Carolina last year.