publication date: Monday, December 18, 2017 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Government

clue: Virginia's legislature has included men and women, but it's about to be rocked by someone who has lived as both.

explanation: Roem, who sings in a metal band in her free time, became the first openly transgender person elected to Virginia's legislature in November 2017. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


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