A must-read transgender story

Sarah McBride is the first openly trans woman to work at the White House and became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention with her speech at the DNC in 2016. She joined Amanda Marcotte on “Salon Talks” to present her new memoir “Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality.”

McBride, who is national press secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, made headlines for coming out as transgender in 2012 while serving as American University’s student body president. Since then, Sarah has been at the forefront of the transgender activist movement. Even in a climate where transgender bathroom bills and military bans have gained political support, McBride remains hopeful for a more inclusive future. She told Salon, “Change can not come fast enough. Every single day matters when it comes to building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest.”

Check out the full episode above to hear more about McBride’s thoughts on trans bans and how her lost love helped inspire her activism. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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