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First trans U.S. state senator wants to make a difference, not history

First trans U.S. state senator wants to make a difference, not history

MATTHEW LAVIETES LGBT+ activist Sarah McBride hopes her election as the United States' highest-ranking transgender lawmaker will send a "reassuring message" to young LGBT+ Americans that they are represented - and can aspire to public office too. "I know how much of a difference it would have made to me to see this news," said McBride, 30, a Democrat who was elected to serve as a senator in Delaware - also the home state of President-elect Joe Biden. "A healthy democracy includes a diverse government and we can't craft solutions for a diverse community if the full diversity is not…
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