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Tomorrow will be different love, loss, and the fight for trans equality

by McBride, Sarah, 1990-

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Summary
"A brave, powerful memoir" (People) that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country, from the activist running to become the first openly transgender state senator in U.S. history"The energy and vigor Sarah has brought to the fight for equality is ever present in this book."—Senator Kamala Harris, New York Times bestselling author of The Truths We Hold Foreword by Joe BidenBefore she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out—not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She'd known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn't until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country.Four years later, McBride was one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way . . . until cancer tragically intervened.Informative, heartbreaking, and profoundly empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Different is McBride's story of love and loss and a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community's battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care to gender in America, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.As McBride urges: "We must never be a country that says there's only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live."The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Currently national press secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, McBride made history when, in 2016 at the age of 25, she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention; no stranger to firsts, she also was the first openly transgender woman to serve as an intern at the White House. This is her story. Part autobiography, part advocacy, it succeeds beautifully on both counts. McBride first came to widespread attention when, on the last day of her term as student-body president at Washington's American University, she came out as a trans woman. It was an early step on her path to becoming an out and proud advocate for transgender persons and their rights, first in her native state of Delaware and then on a national stage. The book makes a passionate case for universal rights for the LGBTQ community, particularly for those who are its transgender members. But hers is also a highly personal love story of her growing relationship with Andy, another advocate, who was a trans man. It takes a tragic turn when, at age 28, he dies of cancer only four days after the two marry. He continues to be an inspiration for her as she remains herself an inspiration at the center of the continuing, sometimes uphill movement for transgender rights. Highly readable and beautifully written, hers is an inarguably important book that deserves the widest possible readership.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This moving account of an activist's coming of age opens in 2012, on the day McBride came out as a trans woman. She was at the end of her term as student body president at American University in Washington, D.C. As a young person active in politics who had wrestled for years with a growing awareness of her gender identity, McBride knew her decision to come out at age 21 would "define the course of the rest of [her] life," and her candid memoir charts that whirlwind course in the subsequent five years. McBride writes of her internship in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House during the Obama administration, her work advocating for the passage of Delaware's Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act of 2013, and her 2016 address before the Democratic National Convention: "It's impossible to express the profound liberation of being able to do something as your true self when, for years, you've never been able to actually be yourself." Inextricably linked to her work for LGBTQ rights is the story of the romance between her and her late husband, Andrew Cray, a fellow activist whom she met in 2012 and married in 2014-just four days before Cray's death from cancer at the age of 28. McBride's intimate story of fighting for social justice in the midst of heartbreak will resonate with many readers. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

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Subjects McBride, Sarah, 1990-
Transgender people United States Biography
Transgender people Civil rights United States
Transgender people Identity
Biography & Autobiography
Sociology
Gay/Lesbian
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
1990-
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Crown2018
2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781524761493
9781524761493
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