Caitlyn Jenner Headed to the Republican National Convention for ‘Big Tent’ Event

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner has booked an appearance at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland where she’s set to appear at a “Big Tent Brunch” co-hosted by Log Cabin Republicans, Equality Ohio, the College Republican National Committee, SAGE, the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, and the Ohio College Republican Federation, the Daily Beast reports:

On the morning of July 20—two days after the start of the convention—Jenner is scheduled to appear at a brunch organized by pro-LGBT conservatives, hosted by American Unity Fund, to call for increased bipartisan support for LGBT rights. The brunch and Jenner’s Q&A is not affiliated with the RNC, and will serve as counterprogramming to the Republicans’ four-day presidential nominating event. Jenner will be introduced at the event by TV personality and military veteran Montel Williams, who supported Ohio Governor John Kasich in the primary.

“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 sent to The Daily 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.”

RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner: ‘Donald Trump Seems Very Much Behind the LGBT Community’

American Unity Fund is the Super PAC started by billionaire Paul Singer. The brunch is not affiliated with the RNC and it’s unclear if Jenner has any additional plans surrounding the convention.

Jenner recently made headlines with her delusional statements about Donald Trump’s support for women and LGBT people:

“…Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community.”

Earlier in the primary season, Jenner said she wanted to be Ted Cruz’s “transgender ambassador,” called Hillary Clinton a “f**king liar,” and tried to prove how tolerant Trump is toward transgender people by peeing at Trump’s hotel.

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