Caitlyn Jenner’s friend Kate Bornstein saw how the former Olympian transformed into a champion of trans rights in her very eyes. Once dubious of the reality star’s capacity to protect transgenders because of her support for the Republican party, Bornstein now said Jenner is perfectly capable.
On the finale of “I am Cait,” Jenner had said on the show that “they’re not my people if they’re against this issue,” with “they” pertaining to Republicans who were behind the transgender bathroom law in Houston. She even added that she is not a supporter of the party anymore.
This got a retort from good friend Kate Bornstein who said she’s indeed a Republican because of who she will vote for come elections day. “You are! You’re voting for Ted Cruz!” Bornstein said. But with the finale out, Bornstein changed her mind on Jenner and praised her to be the perfect champion for the rights of the transgender community.
According to Bornstein, Jenner had traveled to Houston-based church with her entourage where she received homophobic and infamous comments from a reverend. Remarkably, Jenner did not even bat an eyelash when she told the reverend that his comments are offensive to her and all the trans people. No one had had the guts to speak to him on his face before that. This is why on the “I Am Cait Blog,” Bornstein described Jenner as the right ‘Champion for Trans Rights.
Jenner and her friends had also flown to Houston and experimented using women’s bathrooms as a mark of political protest, as per Bornstein. Because of that particular experiment, they did not to shout and rally to let their point across the viewers — that trans people are similar with other people when they are using bathrooms, there to bid nature’s call, and nothing else. “Trans people are just looking to do the same thing in the bathroom. No one is taking any time to meet or greet. Just potty. So, you do you in the bathroom, and let us do us, and everybody smile and walk out,” Borstein wrote.
Jenner has been a long time supporter of the Republican Party. Jenner even expressed happiness at the thought of Ted becoming the President as per the Advocate Magazine in March. However, Jenner seemed to change her views when she faced pressure from her pals.
As far as trans issues are concerned, Jenner loves being a leftist activist, reports NY Daily News. After the finale, she had tweeted, “I love fighting for our community. #IAmCait.”
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