National Press Secretary | Human Rights Campaign
Thursday, October 4
A Moment of Choosing: A New Era in LGBTQ Equality
Sarah McBride, author and spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, movingly discusses her own journey as a transgender woman and advocate, as well as the state of the LGBTQ movement at a critical time. From rising violence to efforts to roll back progress at the federal level to anti-LGBTQ bills in many states, LGBTQ people are facing some of our most explicit attacks yet. McBride will discuss the role each of us can play in moving equality forward as LGBTQ people, real estate professionals and Americans.
Sarah McBride is the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign and the author of Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality.
In 2012, Sarah made national headlines when she came out as transgender while serving as student body president at American University. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Sarah serves on the Board of Directors of Equality Delaware, the state’s primary LGBTQ-advocacy organization. In that capacity, Sarah helped lead the successful effort to add gender identity and expression to her state’s nondiscrimination and hate-crimes laws. In 2008, Sarah worked for Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) and, in 2010, for former Attorney General Beau Biden (D-DE). Prior to coming to HRC, Sarah worked on LGBTQ equality at the Center for American Progress and interned at the White House, the first out trans woman to do so.
Sarah became the first openly transgender person to address a major party political convention when she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.