Caitlyn Jenner told a crowd in
Cleveland on Wednesday that coming out Republican was harder for her
than publicly changing her gender.
Jenner was the headline speaker at a
“Big Tent Brunch” sponsored by Equality Ohio, an LGBT rights
group, Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, and the American Unity
Fund, which supports socially liberal conservative candidates.
Introduced as the “most famous
Republican in the world,” Jenner said that she was in town to
support Republican candidates as the city plays host to the
Republican National Convention (RNC). Jenner said that while
Democrats do a better job on LGBT issues, she wants to help
Republicans on such issues.
“I think the Republican Party needs
to understand; they need to know people who are trans,” she
said. “It was easy to come out as trans; it was harder to come
out as a Republican.”
Jenner, who was criticized for her
support for marriage equality during an appearance on Ellen, said
that the Republican party is “our best hope to get back to a