JENNER’S HAPPY PLAYING POLITICS
BEFORE the world’s most famous transgender woman came out, the reality star formerly known as Bruce Jenner was out and proud as a Republican.
Not exactly the party for fl ying the rainbow fl ag, and a fact seized upon by some sections of the US media determined to force the I Am Cait lead to pin her true political colours to the wall.
It’s just one of the demands made on Jenner in the year since she came out as a transgender woman and started a global conversation on sexuality, which continues in the second season of her E! reality series.
Her visibility has meant greater acceptance for many, by many.
Still, the media has focused largely on her missteps: she wears too much make- up, cares too much about clothes and still keeps up with the Kardashians.
But her political leanings have proved the hottest topic, especially as the US prepares to choose its new president.
On a recent press tour, Jenner declared herself ready to challenge other Republicans to do better on trans issues.
“Now they have somebody on their ‘ team’ who can go in there and change their minds – that’s a good thing. We have our fingers crossed we can win them over,” Jenner said.
“I can only be a spokesman for me and my soul.
“I have so much to learn in this community, so much to learn about trans issues … I’m only [ 12] months out.”
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