Sara McBride to be first openly trans person to speak at National Party Convention
While the Republican party and platform continues to oppose LGBTQ equality in ever way imaginable this election cycle, the DNC will play host to a first of its kind when openly trans activist Sara McBride takes the stage Thursday evening.
“I’m honored for this opportunity to share my story and to be the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention,” said Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “People must understand that even as we face daily harassment, tragic violence, and an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ political attacks across the country, we are real people merely seeking to be treated with the dignity and respect every person deserves. I’m so proud to stand with the LGBT Caucus and speak out in support of Hillary Clinton, because we know she stands with us.”
“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,” said HRC President Chad Griffin in a statement sent out with the McBride announcement. “Sarah’s inclusion in Thursday’s program is a significant milestone for our community, and it sends a strong message that transgender people and their voices matter. I’m also honored to address a national convention where LGBTQ advocates will play such an integral and historic role. Next week’s Democratic National Convention will underscore the stark contrast between Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s vision for a more equal America and Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s agenda of hate and division.”
The DNC begins in Philadelphia, PA, this week. HRC President Chad Griffin will take the stage after McBride on Thursday.
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