Peter Thiel will speak at this week's
Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 48-year-old Thiel is best known for
co-founding PayPal and serving as its CEO. He's also known for being
the first outside investor in the social networking site Facebook.
He is a billionaire.
According to The Huffington Post,
Thiel is one of only three openly gay people who will speak at the
At this year's convention, delegates
will give their stamp of approval to the Donald Trump – Mike Pence
ticket for the White House and vote on the party's platform, which is
blunt in its opposition to LGBT rights.
GOP group Log Cabin Republicans denounces GOP platform's opposition
to LGBT rights.)
Others expected to speak at the event
include Jerry Falwell, Jr., Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Alabama Senator
Jeff Sessions and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, all of whom are
vocal opponents of LGBT rights.
Trump and Pence are also opposed to gay
Clinton calls Mike Pence “extreme VP pick”; Criticizes his
support for anti-gay law.)