Love, Loss, and the Fight for Acceptance

Igor chats with Sarah McBride, an author and transgender activist, about her experiences as a transgender woman, her relationship with her late husband, and the harmful policies of the Trump administration.

Igor speaks with Sarah McBride, a transgender activist and author of Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality. McBride talks about what it was like coming out to her parents on Christmas Day; losing her husband, Andrew Cray, a transgender man, to cancer just four days after they were married; and the lessons in advocacy, politics, and relationships she has learned since. Then she speaks to the prejudice and harmful policies that the Trump administration has shown to the transgender community throughout year one and the what is still ahead in the fight for LGBTQ rights.

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Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. 

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Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications