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Caitlyn: Easier to Come Out as Trans Than Republican

Caitlyn: Easier to Come Out as Trans Than Republican

Josh Lederman | NBC New York

Prodding her party, Caitlyn Jenner said Wednesday it was easier to come out as transgender than as a Republican and conceded Democrats promote more inclusive policies.

Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist, gently chastised Republicans as she spoke at a brunch on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention. She told the pro-LGBT American Unity Fund that she's urged Republicans including Donald Trump to create a safe environment for children who are transgender.

"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 said.

In an unusual moment for a GOP gathering, she received a smattering of applause when she praised President Barack Obama for advancing LGBT rights and for eliminating the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

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