Bruce Jenner now known as Caitlyn Jenner may have changed his name and now living as a Transgender woman but she hasn’t changed her conservative Republican viewpoints. She loves Republican candidates Jeb Brush and Chris Christie. Caitlyn believes in cutting a lot of benefits for the poor which include a large number of LGBT community. Caitlyn spent 65 years as a white male, athlete, and Conservative Republican. Surprisingly, there are actually 21% Republicans in the LGBT community. Bruce (he was at the time of announcing his transition to Caitlyn) said in the 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer that he isn’t a big fan of President Obama, he is conservative, and he is Christian. He went on to say that he knows that the Conservative Republicans would have a hard time understanding Transgender but either Republicans or Democrats have a clear understanding of the Transgender community!
Jenner received praise, though, from the Log Cabin Republicans. “As the nation’s only organization representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies, Log Cabin Republicans congratulates Bruce Jenner in the tremendous courage he demonstrated tonight, being true to himself both in terms of his personal identity as well as his political identity,” said a statement issued by executive director Gregory T. Angelo. “There is a home for you in Log Cabin Republicans — as there is for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender conservatives and straight allies.”
I am still trying to understand and educate myself about the Transgender community. However, I know the LGBT community have fought for equal marriage, equal work opportunities, and stood up against discrimination. Why would this community be so happy to have Caitlyn Jenner who really is coming off snobbish to me with her viewpoints. I could think of unsung Transgender heroes who would be a better face for the Transgender community. In regards to entertainers, I think LaVerne Cox would have been a better face for the Transgender community!
I often question if this was another publicity move for Caitlyn Jenner or does she even realize what she is saying when talking to the media. Now she has a reality show which is just too much and too fast! Take some time to really learn about you, volunteer in the LGBT community to understand the fight, and really digest your past political viewpoints and see if they truly support your Transgender community or even the LGBT community! I think it was too fast for ESPN to give Caitlyn the Espy award because she hasn’t even been Transgender for six months and yet we are giving awards! What about all the unsung heroes who have been fighting for the LGBT community for years? To me, that was a slap in the face to a lot of people within that community! That is like giving Rachel Dolezal an Image award for being African-American for one year…insult! The LGBT community have been fighting for years to obtain equality, don’t just sit back and let anyone represent your community! I hope that Caitlyn and other LGBT people get fully educated on how their conservative Republican viewpoints can impact their community!