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04 November 2020 12:31

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From the bottom of my heart, Thank you. All glory goes to God and I am excited to serve each and every member of this district. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/oFnizpzqVa Whatever happens in the US Election 2020 results, it's important to mark and celebrate wins that matter. Take, for instance, the fact that The Squad members – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley – have been re-elected in their seats.

And then there's the news that Sarah McBride has become America's first openly transgender state senator. Sarah McBride becomes first openly trans state senator in US history By Sam Prance Delaware have elected Sarah McBride as their state senator in the 2020 election. It's official. Sarah McBride has just made political history. She has just become the first openly trans state senator in the US.

Sarah McBride, who is a Democrat and an LGBTQ+ activist, won the Delaware state senate race against Republican, Steve Washington. Taking to Twitter to celebrate her win today (Nov 3), McBride tweeted: "We did it. Thank you." McBride then added: "I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too." McBride has since opened about what this historic moment means to her personally and for trans representation at large. Sarah McBride is now the first openly trans state senator in the US. Picture: @sarahmcbride via Instagram, Rich Fury/Getty Images for Human Rights Campaign Speaking to Buzzfeed about her auspicious victory, McBride said: "I am hopeful that tonight's result can send a potentially lifesaving message to a young trans kid.

They can go to sleep knowing that their dreams and their truths are not mutually exclusive. I spent my entire life feeling like tonight was so incomprehensible that it was seemingly impossible." She then continued: "To have those results come in and see in black and white online the AP call it... helped to reinforce that nothing is truly impossible." McBride said: "I know how much of a difference it would have made for me as a young person struggling for my place in the world. Growing up, there was no example of something like this." Sarah is a passionate healthcare and paid leave advocate. Her husband, Andy, died from cancer when she was 24-years-old.

Speaking about Andy, Sarah said: "This evening I can hear Andy's voice saying, 'I love you and I'm proud of you.'" Transgender rights champion Sarah McBride has made history after becoming the first trans woman ever elected to a state senate. McBride secured victory in the race for the Delaware senate on Tuesday (November 3), making her the first trans person to ever hold office in a state's upper chamber. She defeated Republican Steve Washington to take over the seat from Democrat Harris McDowell, who is standing down. Advertisement McBride is the press secretary of LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign, as well as previously serving as a trainee in the White House during the Obama administration. While a small selection of transgender politicians sit in state legislatures, McBride's victory marks the first time that a transgender politician has held federal or statewide office anywhere in the United States. "We did it. We won the general election. Thank you, thank you, thank you," McBride wrote on Twitter after her victory. I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too. — Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) November 4, 2020 "I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too," she added. "Throughout this election cycle, Donald Trump and other cynical politicians attempted to use trans people as a political weapon, believing they could gain popularity by stoking fear and hate," Annise Parker, CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, said in a statement. Advertisement "For Sarah to shatter a lavender ceiling in such a polarizing year is a powerful reminder that voters are increasingly rejecting the politics of bigotry in favour of candidates who stand for fairness and equality." McBride previously made headlines in 2016 when she became the first transgender person to give a speech at the Democratic National Convention. At the time of writing, Trump is narrowly losing to his Democratic rival Joe Biden in the race for the White House, but has scooped victory in key states including Texas and Florida. It is expected that it could take until Friday for a final result to be confirmed, with Trump already announcing a premature victory and calling for Supreme Court action to stop further votes from being counted. Earlier in the night, both Twitter and Facebook flagged posts by the President after he claimed that the Democrats were "trying to steal the election".