WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, named Sarah McBride as National Press Secretary for the HRC Foundation and Nick Morrow as Press Secretary for HRC’s Project One America.
“We’re excited to be welcoming two immensely talented communications professionals to our team,” said HRC Communications Director Jay Brown. “Both bring incredible experience driving messaging around LGBTQ equality and helping lead campaigns that have secured major wins for our community.”
McBride will join June 20 as National Press Secretary for the HRC Foundation, supporting a range of programs and campaigns that improve the lives of LGBTQ people by increasing understanding and encouraging the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices in schools, the workplace, healthcare facilities, and faith communities. Morrow will beginJune 13 as Press Secretary for HRC’s Project One America, a comprehensive, multi-year campaign to dramatically expand LGBTQ equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.
McBride is currently the Campaigns and Communications Manager for LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress (CAP). At CAP, she manages a diverse portfolio and has routinely represented the organization on multiple media platforms.
A native of Wilmington, Del., McBride currently serves on the Board of Directors of Equality Delaware, the state’s primary LGBT-advocacy and educational organization. In that capacity, she helped lead and serve as the primary spokesperson for the successful effort to add gender identity and expression to her state’s non-discrimination and hate crimes laws during the 2013 legislative session. McBride has also worked for Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) and former Attorney General Beau Biden (D-DE).
McBride was the first out transgender woman to intern at the White House, and graduated from American University. During her time at American University, she served as student body president and made national headlines when she came out as transgender in the student newspaper.
Nick Morrow joins HRC from SKDKnickerbocker, where he worked on a range of high-profile issue campaigns and corporate projects. He has worked with HRC for several years, and was an integral part of HRC’s communications effort to win nationwide marriage equality and the launch of HRC’s Project One America in 2014.
Morrow graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in global communication from The George Washington University.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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