(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.