Jenner: Harder coming out as Republican

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FILE - In this Wed., July 15, 2015 file photo, Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, that it was reviewing evidence submitted by investigators for a possible criminal charge against Jenner over a February crash on a coastal highway that killed a woman. There is no timetable for when prosecutors will decide whether to file or reject charges against Jenner. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(AP) – Caitlyn Jenner says it was easier to come out as transgender than it was as a Republican.

The transgender activist and Olympic gold medalist is speaking at a breakfast at the Republican National Convention to promote LGBT inclusion in the GOP. She says Democrats do a better job on the issue.

Jenner is crediting President Barack Obama for taking positive steps for LGBT individuals. She received a smattering of applause from fellow Republicans for acknowledging his move to eliminate the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

Jenner says the issue of which bathrooms transgender people use has been used politically for many years. She says she hasn’t had any problems.

Formerly known as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner transitioned to her new identity last year.

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