- Date of Birth:
- August 9, 1990
Sarah McBride (born August 9, 1990 in Wilmington, Delaware) is an American activist for the LGBT community. While serving as student body president at American University, she came out as transgender in a column for her school’s newspaper. She began interning at the White House in 2012, making her the first transgender person to work at the historical building in any capacity. Sarah joined the board of directors for Equality Delaware in Jan. 2013, and was a leader in pushing for legislation to protect residents of Delaware from discrimination based on gender identity — the bill was passed in June 2013. She is currently the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, and made history at the 2016 DNC by becoming the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention.
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Sarah McBride is best known for coming out as transgender while serving as student body president at American University in 2012.
Sarah married Andrew Cray in August 2014 after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sadly, Andy died four days later.