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People to hear...

In 2012 Delawarean Sarah McBride, a 21-year-old American University student body president, publicly confirmed her gender identity as a woman. In 2013 she was instrumental in passing Delaware's comprehensive transgender rights bill. In 2016 Sarah interviewed with Katie Couric at the Democratic National Convention, and the next day, Sarah addressed the DNC, making her the first openly transgender person ever to speak before an American political party convention. In 2018 she was a guest on "Late Night With Seth Meyers." See these appearances above. Then on November 3, 2020, Sarah was elected state senator in Delaware, making her the highest elected trans official in the U.S. See her Wikipedia page—and then buy her book, Tomorrow Will Be Different.

Then-Governor Jack Markell of Delaware pleads for trans inclusion in April 2016, below.

Things to read...

How did Delaware legislators vote re S.B. 97, the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act of 2013 (which included hate crimes)?
For Transgender Delawareans Against Transgender Delawareans

Democratic Representatives Barbieri, Baumbach, Bennett, Bolden, Brady, Heffernan, Jacques, J.Johnson, Q. Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Longhurst, Mulrooney, Osienski, Potter, Schwartzkopf, Scott, Short, Smith, Viola, Walker, D. Williams and K. Williams


Republican Representative Ramone


Democratic Senators Blevins, Hall-Long, Henry, Marshall, McBride, McDowell, Peterson, Poore, Sokola and Townsend


Republican Senator Cloutier

Democratic Representatives Atkins, Carson, Mitchell and Paradee


Republican Representatives Blakey, Dukes, Gray, Hudson, Kenton, King, Miro, Outten, Peterman, Short, Smyk, Spiegelman and Wilson


Democratic Senators Ennis and Venables. Democratic Senator Bushweller did not vote.


Republican Senators Bonini, Hocker, Lavelle, Lawson, Lopez, Pettyjohn and Simpson

•A November 2015 University of Delaware poll shows majority national support for transgender nondiscrimination in schools, employment, military service, and restrooms.

•A resource for transgender people and their loved ones designed to help work through the issues surrounding disclosure or coming out in realistic and practical terms may be accessed here: Transgender Visibility Guide.

•The Human Rights Campaign's resource treats the social and legal challenges transgender people face (finding and keeping jobs, locating housing and using public accommodations, staying safe in their homes and communities, obtaining critical health care, securing legal documents consistent with their gender identity, having their relationships respected and protected, raising their children, safely attending school, and being treated fairly and humanely in the criminal justice system).  Download this resource here:  Transgender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding.


Places to visit...

Logo & link Delaware Renaissance
"We are here to help each other understand and express our gender identity, to gain self-acceptance, to reach out to others like ourselves, and to educate the professional community and the public at large about transgenderism." To visit the Delaware chapter of Renaissance, click on the logo.
Logo/link National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. To visit the NCTE, click on the logo.
Logo and link TransMentors International
The mission of TransMentors International is to raise awareness and effect a positive change in issues which are specific to the trans community. To visit TransMentors, click on the logo.


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