Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, right, and former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart meet with former Olympic gold medalist and transgender advocate Caitlyn Jenner in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2018. Ros-Lehtinen, one of the first Republicans to support LGBT issues in Congress, is leaving office after the 2018 elections.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, right, and former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart meet with former Olympic gold medalist and transgender advocate Caitlyn Jenner in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2018. Ros-Lehtinen, one of the first Republicans to support LGBT issues in Congress, is leaving office after the 2018 elections. Alex Daugherty adaugherty@mcclatchydc.com
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, right, and former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart meet with former Olympic gold medalist and transgender advocate Caitlyn Jenner in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2018. Ros-Lehtinen, one of the first Republicans to support LGBT issues in Congress, is leaving office after the 2018 elections. Alex Daugherty adaugherty@mcclatchydc.com

The GOP’s biggest LGBT advocate is retiring. Here’s how the party plans to move ahead.

April 13, 2018 06:00 AM