Former Vice President Joe Biden will write the foreword to an upcoming memoir by the first transgender White House intern, Sarah McBride, according to reports Wednesday.
Biden believes transgender rights are the “civil rights issue of our time” and will be writing in McBride’s new book “Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality,” according to the Associated Press.
McBride, who was born a man, is now the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. Along with being the first transgender intern at the White House, under former President Barrack Obama in 2012, McBride also was the first transgender person to speak at a presidential convention, when she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
“It’s about freeing the soul of America from the constraints of bigotry, hate, and fear, and opening people’s hearts and minds to what binds us all together,” Biden wrote. “That’s what makes Sarah’s book so powerful.” (RELATED: Dems Field First Ever Transgender Convention Speaker)
McBride attended American University and fought for diversity there, too. She is also from Delaware where Biden served in the U.S. Senate for over 30 years before becoming vice president.