The world’s most famous transgender person is heading to the Cleveland, the site of the Republican national convention.
While Caitlyn Jenner won’t actually attend the convention, the Olympic champion and activist will be appearing at a brunch organized by the pro-LGBT conservative group the American Unity Fund, the Daily Beast reported.
“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,” Jenner said in a statement to the Beast. “As a proud Republican and transgender woman, I want to support courageous Republicans who advocate for LGBT freedom. Our country’s nondiscrimination laws must be updated and this cannot be achieved without bipartisan support. Congress needs to act, along with almost thirty Republican states, to update our nondiscrimination laws. I want to do my part to persuade more Republicans to support freedom for millions of LGBT Americans.”
Jenner will be introduced at the event by former talk show host Montel Williams.
“As a veteran, I put my life on the line to defend all Americans,” he told The Daily Beast. “I’ll be there to help ensure the right of the LGBT community to serve and defend the Constitution… We need to get this straight. If you want to send people to war, some of those people are going to be our fellow LGBT Americans.”
The “I Am Cait” star slammed Hillary Clinton back in March and vowed not to vote for her.
But while liberals talk about tolerance, many lashed out at Jenner.
— Joesph Gilbert (@Jdgbert) June 29, 2016
????? Caitlyn Jenner endorsing the Republican Party ???? I’m confused
— . (@tiimothy_w) July 10, 2016
Not sure why Caitlyn Jenner is a republican when a good portion of those people are the ones who attacked her and who she is
— Taylor Webster (@TeeEeDoubleU) July 9, 2016
Caitlyn had such potential to help the LGBTQ community and chose to stand by her republican beliefs instead.
— Emma (@kimyonceee) July 9, 2016
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