Caitlyn Jenner, who must be feeling herself after that Sports Illustrated cover (the one in that odd jumpsuit taken against a random wall in SI‘s lobby), has announced that she will be in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. She won’t be attending the RNC, but she will be attending a brunch organized by the American Unity fund for pro-LGBT conservatives. They’ll be meeting to call for increased bipartisan support for LGBT rights. Well, I’d rather be adjacent to the RNC than adjacent to the Kardashians. Hell, I’d rather be adjacent to Lassa fever.
Caitlyn explained her July 20 Q&A brunch in a statement to The Daily Beast.
“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.”
Caitlyn’s got a lot of people scratching their heads with what the Beast refers to as her “complex political identity.” Her LGBT rights advocacy is an odd juxtaposition with her admiration for noted feminist and desiccated armadillo scrotum Donald Trump. Jenner recently opined that Trump would be “good for women’s issues.” Er, um, wait, ok…I guess?
Jenner also admits that the Republican Party hasn’t exactly been paving the way for queers.
“I sit on the Republican side, and when we do get a candidate, I certainly will talk to them,” Jenner said in March. “I admit that the Democrats, as far as trans issues, are better than the Republicans,” she added.
Nevertheless, she can only make the GOP look good at this point. If this means they haven’t invited her down, then they’re as ridiculous as their future presidential nominee. Caitlyn is a supernova celebrity star! And, according to The Daily Beast, the GOP “has been having trouble lately at attracting star power, both political and pop-cultural.”
They couldn’t even get Montell Williams! Because he’ll be down the street introducing Caitlyn at her Q&A. Fools. Who else are they going to get? Clint Eastwood and his chair friend again? Whiny Elizabeth Hasselbeck? If they don’t start taking this seriously, they’re going to end up with Victoria Jackson giving their opening address. And she’s going to be wearing a scrunchie and cherry-picking quotes from the Bible. It won’t be pretty.
Here’s more shots of Caitlyn Jenner leaving Trancas Country Market in Malibu on July 3.