- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A woman from Delaware is becoming the first openly transgender person to speak at a major U.S. political party’s national convention.

The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign says its press secretary, Sarah McBride, is set to speak Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Cleveland.

The News Journal of Wilmington (https://delonline.us/2a814RK ) reports that the 25-year-old McBride is a Wilmington native who previously worked for Gov. Jack Markell and the late attorney general, Beau Biden.

She was a vocal proponent of Delaware’s Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act, signed by Markell in 2013.

The News Journal reports that McBride came out her junior year American University while serving as student body president.

She says she was notified last week that she will speak on the same day Hillary Clinton l accepts the party’s nomination.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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