It’s official: Sarah McBride, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, became the first openly transgender state senator in the nation.
McBride made history Tuesday night when she was elected to Delaware’s state senate in a race against Republican candidate Steve Washington. She will replace Sen. Harris McDowell, a Democrat who is retiring at the end of his term.
“We did it,” McBride wrote on Twitter Tuesday night, announcing victory and thanking her supporters. “I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too.”
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