Democratic convention makes history with first openly transgender speaker

HRC Foundation National Press Secretary Sarah McBride will be the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party's convention

Sarah McBride will make history this week at the Democratic National Convention. The national press secretary of the Human Rights Campaign’s Foundation will be the first out transgender speaker at a convention of a a major US political party.

The largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the country  made the announcement today (24 July). She  is scheduled to speak on the assembly’s last day (28 July). Chad Griffin, the organization’s president will also speak that day.

McBride volunteers for the steering committee Trans United for Hillary; the political group supports the party’s presumptive nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

‘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,’ McBride said in a statement. ‘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.’

‘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,’ Griffin said in a statement.

When Clinton is officially nominated this week, she will become the first woman in the US to run for the White House representing a major party.

The HRC endorsed Clinton this past January.

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