Sarah McBride is an American activist and politician. She is a Delaware State Senator-elect. She is set to swear in January 2021. In doing so, she will become the first transgender state senator in the United States. She rose to prominence after she came out as a transgender woman in her college’s student newspaper, The Eagle in 2011. She currently serves as the National Press Secretary of the Human Rights Campaign. She spoke at the DNC in July 2016. She is also an author and released her book, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality in 2018.
She has over 73.8k followers on Instagram and 81.3k followers on Twitter.
What is Sarah McBride Famous For?
- The first Transgender state senator in US history.
Where is Sarah McBride From?
Sarah McBride was born in 1990. Her official date of birth is not available at present. Her birth place is in Wilmington, Delaware in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. She was born to a father, David McBride, and a mother, Sally McBride. Regarding educational background, she attended Cab Calloway School of the Arts. After high school, she attended American University, where she obtained her BA degree in 2013.
Sarah McBride Career
- Before coming out, she was a campaign staffer in Delaware.
- She worked for several campaigns including Governor Jack Markell’s 2008 campaign and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s 2010 campaign.
- She was a selected student body president at American University.
- While as student body president, she came out as a transgender woman in her college’s student newspaper, The Eagle in 2011. Her coming out as a transgender woman was featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, and by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. She gained international attention after coming out.
- She interned at The White House in 2012.
- She worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affair. She worked on LGBT issues.
- She joined the board of directors of Equality Delaware in January 2013.
- She became the state’s leading advocate for legal protections and hate crime legislation for transgender Delawareans.
- McBride and her family led the lobbying effort for legislation protecting Delawareans from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in employment, housing, insurance, and public accommodations.
- The legislation passed the state Senate by a margin of one vote and the statehouse by a vote of 24-17.
- Governor Jack Markell signed the bill into law in June 2013.
- Upon signing the legislation, Markell stated, “I especially want to thank my friend Sarah McBride, an intelligent and talented Delawarean who happens to be transgender. She courageously stood before the General Assembly to describe her personal struggles with gender identity and communicate her desire to return home after her college graduation without fear. Her tireless advocacy for the passage of this legislation has made a real difference for all transgender people in Delaware.”
- She then worked on the LGBT Progress team at the Center for American Progress.
- She has spoken at a number of colleges and LGBT events such as the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner, the Victory Fund National Brunch, the University of Pennsylvania, and Gettysburg College.
- She was a panelist at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “GLOBE Pride 2016” on youth and workplace bullying.
- She has been featured in several publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, PBS NewsHour, Al Jazeera, The New Yorker, North Carolina Public Radion, Buzzfeed, MSNBC, ThinkProgress, and NPR.
- She delivered a TED Talk in April 2016.
- She served on the steering committee of Trans United for Hillary.
- She became the first openly transgender woman in July 2016 to speak at a national party convention when she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
- She released the book Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality in 2018.
- Former Gov. Markell awarded Sarah the Order of the First State, making her one of the youngest Delawareans granted the state’s highest civilian honor.
- She announced her candidacy for the Delaware Senate on 9 July 2019.
- She won the Democratic primary in September 2020 receiving 91.3% of the vote against Joseph McCole.
- She later defeated Republican candidate Steve Washington in the general election in November 2020 acquiring 73.3% of the vote.
- She is set to be sworn in as a member of the Delaware Senate in January 2021. She will replace Democrat Harris McDowell III.
- She will become the first transgender state senator in US history.
Sarah McBride Husband
Sarah McBride was a married woman. She was married to Andrew Cray. The couple married in August 2014 after Cray received a terminal cancer diagnosis. Cray died from cancer just four days after their nuptials. She paid tribute to her late husband Cray during her speech at the 2016 DNC.
She lives in Wilmington’s Highlands neighborhood.
Sarah McBride Height
Sarah McBride stands at an average height and has an average weight. She has an average body build. Her body measurement details are not available at present.
Sarah McBride Net Worth
Sarah McBride makes enough for a living. Besides activism, she is not set to serve as Delaware State Senator. It is not clear how much she makes from her career. Thus, her net worth is not available at present.