First-ever transgender DNC delegate praises party’s ‘message of hope, optimism and inclusion’
Sarah McBride is only 25 years old but she’s making history on Thursday when she’ll become the first ever transgender person to speak at a major party’s national convention.
McBride serves as the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign.
“Hillary Clinton won’t be the only woman to make history this Thursday. When Sarah McBride takes the stage, she will become the first transgender person to speak at a national Democratic or Republican convention,” Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said in a statement on Sunday.
In an interview with CNN, McBride said that attending the convention is “inspirational. We just witnessed history” with the nomination of the first ever woman U.S. presidential candidate.
In contrast to the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland, McBride described the gathering in Philadelphia as “providing a message of hope and optimism and inclusion for this country.”
McBride will speak later this week, making history as the first transgender person in the U.S. to address a national political convention.
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