Transgender Candidate Wins House Seat in PH

 Geraldine Roman, Bataan representative-elect (Source: Rappler.com)

Geraldine Roman, Bataan representative-elect (Source: Rappler.com)

In a country where Manny Pacquiao described couples in same-sex unions as "worse than animals," or where members of the LGBT community are told to go to another planet, Geraldine Roman made history. Roman won the first legislative district of Bataan on Monday, May 9, to become the first transgender to ever be elected in the House of Representatives, reports Rappler.