Sarah McBride Becomes First Trans State Senator In US history
McBride won a seat representing the first State Senate district in Delaware, reports Business Insider.
This makes her the highest-ranking openly transgender legislator.
"I'm so thankful to the hundreds of volunteers who made calls, sent texts, and talked to voters to bring our neighbors together." McBride said in a statement.
McBride told Vox that she used to experience transphobic harassment after entering the public sphere.
However, she described voters in the largely Democratic first district as "fair-minded."