Peter Thiel Will Reportedly Say He’s ‘Proud Gay Man’ During RNC Speech

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When tech billionaire Peter Thiel speaks at the Republican National Convention Thursday, he will reportedly say that he is a “proud gay man.”

An anonymous source familiar with the nature of Thiel’s speech told the Washington Post that he will make the statement, making him the first openly gay speaker in many years at a GOP convention and the first to say those words.

While Thiel is a Trump delegate, he will reportedly say that he does not agree with everything the GOP does and thinks that its focus on LGBT issues and witch hunt over trans bathroom bills is a “distraction,” the Post reported.

The PayPal co-founder would be the first openly gay speaker at the GOP convention since the Philadelphia convention in 2000, when former Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) spoke.

Thiel made headlines recently when it was revealed he covertly funded former wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media, which bankrupted that company.

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