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Caitlyn Jenner Hits Convention, Says Coming Out as Republican Was Harder Than Transgender

The reality star insists her conservative views do not interfere with her social activism

Caitlyn Jenner said it was easier for her to come out as transgender than as Republican when she spoke at a brunch hosted by American Unity Fund, a pro-LGBT group, during the Republican National Convention.

“It was easy to come out as trans, it was harder to come out as Republican,” she told the crowd.

The “I am Cait” reality star praised President Barack Obama for making positive strides towards the betterment of the LGBT community.

“I get it. The Democratic Party does a better job when it comes to the LGBT community, the trans community, all that kind of stuff,” Jenner added.

She went on to voice her concerns with recent bathroom laws, specifically those in North Carolina, which require people to use the bathroom associated with the gender assigned to them at birth.

Jenner also mentioned that her conservative political ideologies do not interfere with her social activism. Her father served in the military and she believes that if her “dad knew what was going on in this country when he fought so hard, I think he’d be very disappointed,” she said.

“I think the Republican Party needs to understand. It needs to know people who are trans,” Jenner said. “I’m here today, since most of you don’t know anyone who’s trans, to get to know somebody.”