Sarah McBride is the Special Assistant for LGBT Progress at American Progress. Sarah joins American Progress after completing her undergraduate degree at American University. During her time at American University, Sarah served as student body president and helped to expand opportunities and enhance policies for LGBT students, women, students of color, people with disabilities, and students of varying economic backgrounds. At the end of her term, Sarah made national headlines when she came out as transgender in the student newspaper.
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Sarah currently serves on the Board of Directors of Equality Delaware, the state’s primary LGBT-advocacy and -educational organization. In that capacity, Sarah helped lead and served as the primary spokesperson for the successful effort to add gender identity and expression to her state’s nondiscrimination and hate-crimes laws during the 2013 legislative session. In 2008 she served as a field organizer for Gov. Jack Markell’s (D-DE) campaign and in 2010 as field director for Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s re-election effort.
Prior to her work at American Progress, Sarah interned for the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and the White House.