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When Sarah McBride was elected in November 2020 to the first state senate district of Delaware, she became the first openly transgender state senator in American history.

She has been involved in community advocacy for most of her life, including working for former Governor Jack Markell, the late Attorney General Beau Biden, and as a White House intern during the Obama Administration. Most recently, she served as a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, the United States of America’s largest LGBTQ equal rights organization.

As part of LGBT History Month, Sarah joined Kezia Dugdale in conversation to talk about her journey into politics, her campaigns surrounding healthcare, being the first transgender State Senator in American history and her hopes for the future of progressive politics.

Each Power Hour session seeks to exam a different aspect of power in politics and public life. From the role of Special Advisors to opposition back MPs, to Government Ministers and think tank directors, we spend 60 minutes with key decision makers looking at their early careers, the big issues they’ve grappled with and their hopes and fear for the future.