The most divisive US election in living memory is still too close to call, and I’m scared. But there is hope. In a nation where her rights have been stripped back and threatened, one woman has made history. After declaring victory in Delaware, Sarah McBride is to become the US’s first openly transgender state senator. When McBride is sworn in as a state senator she will become the highest-ranking transgender politician in the US and whatever happens in the run for the White House, she will be there to make a difference.