Sarah McBride is an American politician and is a member of the Delaware Senate since January of 2021 and she is the first transgender state senator of the United States of America, making her the highest-ranking transgender elected official in American history.
When Sarah won an internship at the White House in 2012, she became the first openly transgender person to work at the White House. She also became the first openly transgender speaker at a national party convention after she spoke at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016.
In this article, we will talk about Sarah McBride and her life and we will try to uncover all the details we have on Sarah and especially the topic is about if she is married or not we certainly will talk about it as well.
Sarah and Her First Husband Andrew Cray
As per the reports, Sarah and Andrew Cray first met in June 2012 in the white house during an LGBTQ event and few months after their meeting Andrew asked Sarah out for drinks through Facebook message. They shared a lot in common apart from their transgender histories. While Andrew was a transgender male, Sarah was a transgender female.
Andrew served to the Department of Health and Human Services and wanted to link LGBTQ people with health insurance. Also, he was one of the founding members of Trans Legal Advocates of Washington that operates pro bono legal clinics for transgender clients and trains attorneys on transgender legal issues.
”It didn’t take long for me to become a member of his family, and he became part of mine. He became my best friend as well as my partner very quickly. We even became colleagues when I joined him at the Center for American Progress. We talked about our future together, believing that it would exceed anything we could have imagined.” Sarah wrote.
Unfortunately, Andrew was diagnosed with oral cancer a year later they met, and even though they knew that the recovery would be very painful, Sarah thought that Andrew would beat cancer but some things don’t happen as planned or we think. Andrew was indeed declared cancer-free but only three months after the declaration his cancer returned and started spreading all the way to his lungs. According to Sarah after being diagnosed with cancer Andrew asked her “Would you marry me if this turns out to be incurable?” Certainly, Sarah said yes and agreed to marry Andrew.
Even though they knew that cancer is now incurable both Andrew and Sarah agreed to get married and thought that Andrew at least has a year or more to live but his cancer and health started to worsen rapidly so they moved their wedding date and finally on August 24, 2014, they got married and only four days after their marriage Andrew passed away due to cancer. They were together for more than two years but Sarah will never forget about Andrew.
“Few people have ever taught me as much as Andy. Through him, I learned life lessons such as perseverance, compassion, optimism, fidelity, and passion. I’ve never met a person who was so impressive, yet so humble (it is amazing he could tolerate me). The last few weeks of his life, he was more likely to have cried about the things he could no longer do for others than about his own good fortune.” Sarah spoke about her late husband.
Years of Struggle with Sexual Identity
Sarah was born on August 9, 1990, in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Her father David McBride was a lawyer and her mother Sally McBride was a guidance counselor as well as the founding member of the Cab Calloway School of the Arts. Sarah went to the same school that her mother founded and graduated after graduating from school she went to American University from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2013.
Growing up Sarah always felt like a girl. Although she was aware that society expected her to be someone different and after she decided to chase politics, her view on gender got complex. Her strengths made her a potential political star, but coming out could significantly impede her progress.
She could not care less about other people but she was afraid that her friends and family who have invested so much in her so she could succeed would get upset and she convinced herself thinking It wasn’t worth sacrificing her career by coming out but she could not hide it any longer.
“My parents and brother welcomed me with unconditional love and support. In a way, this was hard for them. This development rocked the sense of security they had in me and they began to worry for my safety, my future opportunities, my acceptance, and my happiness for the first time in my life. In a deeper sense, they sensed they were losing me.” She wrote in an article.
Despite having a short period of difficulty coping with Sarah’s revelation, the love they had for her never died. The unconditional love and constant support of her friends and family encouraged her to come out to the world publicly. The student newspaper at the college published Sarah’s announcement about her transgender identity. In an article, she expressed how glad she was to come out publicly.
“It was always the same wish every time I extinguished a candle, every time I threw a penny. With the opportunity now given to me, I am able to fulfill a dream I’ve held since childhood. For letting me show them the possibilities of a life well-lived, I am thankful to my family and friends for accepting me as who I am and for letting me live the life that I know I will live.”
Her Net Worth
According, to some reports her annual salary is estimated to be around $65,000 to $75,000 as she is the press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. She is a rookie in the world of politics and her net worth is estimated to be around $300,000 to $450,000. We wish her all the best in the coming days.