Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — LGBTQ champion Sarah McBride has made history as the first transgender woman elected to Delaware's state senate.
McBride has been actively working to advance equality in the state of Delaware for years. She first made history in 2016 when she addressed the Democratic National Convention as the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, making her the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party convention in the United States.
On her site, McBride wrote an essay titled, “Why I'm Running.” She wrote, “Six years ago, I drove down to Dover to stand before the Delaware State Senate to fight for my rights and the rights of thousands of other Delawareans. Together, we were able to achieve something that many people thought was impossible – a landmark comprehensive law protecting people’s dignity, regardless of their gender identity.
“Come January 2021, I hope to make that same drive down to Dover and stand in that same chamber to fight for economic opportunity and dignity for every Delawarean.
“This is a critical, pivotal moment for our democracy. It’s hard to turn on the news and not feel frustrated and heartbroken by what’s going on in … — Jazz Tangcay/@Variety