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 tepid support for marriage equality during an appearance on Ellen, said that the Republican party is “our best hope to get back to a constitutional government.”