March 12, 2017 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Brunch & Plenary 4

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 11:15 am
Location: Washington Hilton

Brunch served from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. This will be an opportunity to enjoy a Sunday brunch while engaging with some of our future leaders. Youth and young adults will be invited to join us in conversation on where our community is heading and the role we, and they, have in shaping it.

To close out the weekend, Sarah McBride, the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign and first openly transgender person to address a major party political convention, will give the closing address.

In 2012, Sarah made national headlines when she came out as transgender while serving as student body president at American University. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Sarah serves on the Board of Directors of Equality Delaware, the state’s primary LGBT-advocacy organization. In that capacity, Sarah helped lead the successful effort to add gender identity and expression to her state’s nondiscrimination and hate-crimes laws. In 2008, Sarah worked for Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) and, in 2010, for former Attorney General Beau Biden (D-DE). Prior to coming to HRC, Sarah worked on LGBTQ equality at the Center for American Progress and interned at the White House, the first out trans woman to do so.

Sarah became the first openly transgender person to address a major party political convention when she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


March 12, 2017

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