By JOEL GEHRKE • 7/9/16 6:11 PM
Caitlyn Jenner "will serve as counterprogramming" during the Republican National Convention by traveling to Cleveland for an LGBT rights event.
"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 told the Daily Beast in a statement Saturday. "I want to do my part to persuade more Republicans to support freedom for millions of LGBT Americans."
Jenner and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump have exchanged compliments during the election season, but Trump reversed course earlier this week by announcing his support for a North Carolina law stipulating that people use public bathrooms based on their biological sex.
Such laws will be a target of criticism at the American Unity Fund event on July 20, hosted by pro-LGBT Republicans. "Congress needs to act, along with almost thirty Republican states, to update our nondiscrimination laws," Jenner said.