Republicans getting ready for their national convention, in Cleveland, should expect to see Caitlyn Jenner. She won’t be in the hall to see Donald Trump officially nominated as presidential candidate. However, the Olympic gold medalist will be in the Ohio city attending an LGBTI brunch.
According to the group’s website the event, to be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ‘will showcase conservative support for LGBT freedom and the urgent work still needed to bring full freedom and equal opportunity to all fifty states.’
Jenner issued the following, to The Daily Beast, on why she’s proud to attend:
‘The party conventions are like the political Olympics, and I’m excited to be headed to Cleveland to stand with my fellow LGBT Republicans and allies,’ she said. ‘As a proud Republican and transgender woman, I want to support courageous Republicans who advocate for LGBT freedom … I want to do my part to persuade more Republicans to support freedom for millions of LGBT Americans.’
While she is not attending the GOP presidential party, the reality star does have good things to say about her fellow reality star.
‘ … Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community,’ Jenner said to Stat late last month.
In early July, the presidential nominee flip-flopped. Now he supports HB2; Trump is also opposed to same-sex marriage, promising, if elected, he will appoint US Supreme Court justices who would overturn last year’s landmark ruling that brought marriage equality to all 50 states.
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