Transcript for Transgender Woman Becomes 1st to Address a National Convention
So much congressmen. Even if Sarah McBride and I am not crowned transgender Americans. For air. Four years ago I came out as transgender while serving as student body president in college. At the time I was scared. I worried that my dreams and my identity. Where meat chili exclusive. City spent no I've seen that change is possible. Eyewitness history in turning up the White House and helping my home state of Delaware pass protections. For transgender people. Today. I see this change in the work of the LG BT caucus and in my hand job. I think Human Rights Campaign. But despite our progress. So much work remains. Will we be a nation where there's only one way to love only one way to look at only one way to live. Oral we'd be a nation where every one has the freedom to live openly and equally. A nation that stronger together. That is the question. In this election. For me. This struggle for equality. Became all the more urgent when I learned that my future husband Andrew. Was battling cancer. I met Andy who at that transgender man fighting for equality and we fell in love. And yet even in the face up his terminal illness. This 28 year old it. He never wavered in his commitment to mark Clyde and his belief that this country can change. Andy and I married a in 2014. And just four days after our wedding. He passed away. Knowing Andy left me profoundly changed. But more than anything else his passing taught me that every day matters when it comes to building a world where at. Every person can live their life to the fullest. Hillary Clinton. Understands the urgency of our fight. She'll work we're about to pass the equality act to combat violence against transgender women of color and me and Andrew Andy HIV and aids epidemic. Once and for I'll. Today in America. LG BTQ people are still targeted by hate that lives in both laws. And in hearts. Many still struggle just to get by. But I believe but tomorrow there can be different. Tomorrow we can be respected and protected. Especially if Hillary Clinton as our president. And that's why I'm proud to stand here and say that time of the way ask her. You all very much.
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