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IN LGBT ON 27 Nov, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner has faced a lot of resistance and hate from the world ever since she stepped in. While the source of the backlash was limited to men and women so far, what is surprising is how the source of the backlash has now extended to transgenders too. Caitlyn is, however, not letting it bring her down, or at least it does not seem so. Scroll down to check out teh whole story.
Caitlyn encountered a group of protesters after giving a speech for the Chicago House, a social service company that addresses LGBT issues and provides support to people impacted by HIV and AIDS.
Caitlyn was punched with harsh words like,"You are an insult to trans people, you are an insult to women," and "You have no right to represent us! You are an insult." However, she did not let the hatred ruffle her. Instead, she tried to calmly reason with the protesters before security stepped in.
The protesters place themselves under a Facebook group called "I ain't Cait." Their grievance is that Caitlyn has more money than the average trans person, while the Chicago House fundraiser supports the homeless. Basically, they feel Caitlyn is a poor choice and she does not do enough for the community.
"The point was to get people to come and talk about trans issues. Because she's been the subject of media scrutiny for decades, she's in a unique position to take whatever criticism she gets for speaking out on behalf of trans people who need help. She owns the fact that she has a ton of privilege. It's a little frustrating. We've got to raise money to benefit trans Chicagoans, and Caitlyn Jenner's going to be a great draw."
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