The list of celebrity speakers at this week’s Democratic National Convention (including Demi Lovato & Lena Dunham) will put the RNC’s no-names to shame, but one speaker that will truly make history.
Sarah McBride is the National Press Secretary of the Human Rights Campaign’s Foundation, and she’ll join the organization’s president, Chad Griffin, on the final day, July 28. McBride is a volunteer for the committee Trans United for Hillary,
“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. 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.”
Chad Griffin stressed the importance of her involvement,
“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.”
The inclusion of so many transgender and LGBT folks in the Democratic National Convention and its platform process stands in stark contrast to the Republicans’. The GOP passed the most anti-LGBTQ party platform in history, the Democrats‘ proposed platform includes planks endorsing comprehensive non-discrimination laws, opposing anti-LGBTQ bills, condemning anti-transgender violence, and calling for the party to promote LGBTQ equality around the globe.
Unlike the GOP nominee, I’m sure McBride will have no problem with the letters L,G,B and T.
(via LGBTQ Nation)