By David Vandygriff
Democratic National Convention was full of first for the history books to record. A young woman took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Thursday evening delivering a speech, the first speech ever by an openly transgender person at a political convention.
Twenty-five year old Sarah McBride, Human Rights Campaign national press secretary came out four years ago while attending the American University of Washington, D.C. Sarah was student body president. The first transgender intern in the White House, and two years ago married her husband, LGBT activist and trans man Andrew Cray, whom died 28 days later.
Sarah called upon the community to work together to elect Hillary Clinton:
“Knowing Andy left me profoundly changed. More than anything, his passing taught me that every day matters when it comes to building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest.
Hillary Clinton understands the urgency of our fight. She will work with us to pass the Equality Act, to combat violence against transgender women of color, and to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all.”
Watch Sarah McBride’s Speech: