With a single speech, Sarah McBride set to inspire a nation. McBride, the first transgender in history to speak before a national convention, appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. As she spoke, she gave everyone a glimpse of her life and most importantly, the pressing issues she is standing for today.
“Every day matters when it comes to building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest,” explained McBride. She openly admitted that she is a transgender woman who had fallen in love with a transgender man.
Tragically, she lost her husband Andrew four days after they got married in 2014. His passing pushed her to keep going and fight for rights for the LBGTQ community.
It’s safe to say McBride has worked in politics to advocate for change her entire life. She had gone to college at the American University where she had been the former president of the student government. She also served a political intern for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. In addition, she also served as a White House intern for the Office of Public Engagement.
Aside from this, McBride was also a former field director and volunteer coordinator for the Biden for Attorney General office. She was a former campaigns and communications manager for LGBT Progress at the Center for American Progress. She is also a member of the board of directors at Equality Delaware. Today, McBride is the National Press Secretary of the Human Rights Campaign. She is also on the steering committee of Trans United for Hillary.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, McBride had been invited to speak at the convention by the Congressional LGBT Caucus. On stage, she was introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay congressman from New York, before delivering her speech.
As for McBride’s parents, they know that the moment meant a lot to their daughter. In a statement, Sally and David McBride said, “What this means to Sarah and to us is that she is accepted and valued for who she is. We hope this moment can inspire hope and optimism that our country is changing.”