In the beginning of his presidential campaign Donald Trump was supported by Caitlyn Jenner, but as Trump has moved to strip transgenders of their rights, Jenner has taken a stand against Donald Trump. She is now speaking out against him and his administration.
Trump has moved to lift the federal guidelines that protect transgenders right to use the bathroom that they identify with. The guidelines were put in place by Barack Obama and his administration reports Self.
Caitlyn Jenner has issued a video statement where she calls out Trump. She calls Trump’s lifting of the guidelines “a disaster.” She also states that Trump promised to protect the LGBTQ community.
In the passionate video, Caitlyn Jenner offers encouragement to transgender kids across the globe. She tells them that it may not feel like it right now, but they are winning, she went on to state that soon they would know freedom on all levels. She advised them to keep tabs on the National Center for Transgender equality. She told them it is important that they let Washington know exactly how they feel, reports Women’s Health.
Caitlyn Jenner shared almost every detail of her transition from a man to a woman with Vanity Fair in July of 2015. During that same time, she offered to be a resource for other Republicans, who were struggling to understand LBGTQ issues.
When it was announced that Trump was rolling back transgender bathroom rights many turned to Twitter to call out Caitlyn Jenner and question why she was being silent, especially after she was so verbal about giving him her support throughout the election.
Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump openly supported the North Carolina bathroom bill. The bill allows individuals to use the bathroom with the sex listed on their birth certificate and not the gender that they identified with. Trump went back on his original support later in his campaign when he stated that North Carolina had every right to enact the law, reports The Telegraph.
Jenner posted her video message to Donald Trump on social media and shared the link to the National Center for Transgender Equality website. The site allows individuals to openly voice their opposition to Trump, as well as his administration.
Caitlyn Jenner has also been highly critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. At one point, she went as far as to state that apparently even being appointed attorney general isn’t enough to cure someone of their insecurities.
Caitlyn Jenner has promised the LGBTQ community that she will continue to be vocal and speak up for LGBTQ rights, especially those of transgender teens.
By Tammy Marie Rose
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