Personal Stories Drive Politics: Sarah McBride / Delaware State Senator
A transgender state senator is working to eliminate discrimination against not only LGBTQs but all people in a divided America. She aims to create a safe society where everyone can live with dignity.
When she was sworn in as a state senator in January 2021, she became the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender elected official.
She is from Delaware, President Biden's home state, and is a family friend of the Bidens.
In her first year as a state senator, she worked hard to create a paid family and medical leave program. Her drive came from the experience of taking care of her late transgender husband.