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Caitlyn Jenner says she will meet with Nikki Haley to discuss global LGBT issues

July 14, 2017 GMT

United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley will soon sit down with Caitlyn Jenner to discuss global LGBT issues.

Jenner, an Olympic legend and reality TV star who documented her life after undergoing a gender transition, confirmed the impending meeting Thursday on “The View.”

“This afternoon I’m going to the U.N.,” Jenner said after being asked whether she was gaining traction on LGBT issues under President Donald Trump’s administration. “Nikki Haley, I have a meeting with her about global LGBT issues.”

Jenner, who is a longtime Republican, said she has been meeting with other Trump officials on matters related to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

“It was harder coming out as a Republican than coming out as trans,” Jenner said in her interview.

Jennner confirmed to the talk show hosts that she has met with officials at the Department of Education, but did not go into detail.

“I like to keep it quiet,” Jenner said.

However, she was vocal about the need to discuss the issues that affect people like herself on a global scale.

“We have our problems here and our issues here, but if you look on an international basis, they’d chop my head off in some countries,” she said. “And it’d be legal.”

Haley’s stance on LGBTQ issues has ranged.

As governor, Haley said it was her job to uphold South Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage.

“Marriage should between a man and a woman,” Haley said in 2013.

In the official rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union, Haley said Republicans would “respect the differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy.”

As the United States ambassador, Haley condemned Russia in April after reports came out alleging the detainment and murder of gay people by Chechnya police. If those reports are true, she said, the human rights violation “cannot be ignored.”