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Caitlyn Jenner gets ‘more flak for being Republican than being trans’

Joe Williams February 19, 2016
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The former Olympian says she has received more backlash for being Republican than for being trans.

Caitlyn Jenner has discussed her political views during a recent discussion at the University of Pennsylvania.

The reality TV star was asked why she was not a Democrat, given the party’s continued support of LGBT rights.

“I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans,” she said.

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“Just because you change gender doesn’t mean you change your core beliefs,” added journalist Buzz Bissinger, author of Jenner’s infamous Vanity Fair piece and upcoming tell-all book.

Jenner also rubbished the suggestion that she transitioned for fame.

‘I don’t need the money. So I don’t understand that claim,’ she said.

“No one transitions for financial gain. No way. You don’t do it unless you know deep down in your soul that it’s the right thing to do.

“If I can’t be honest with myself about what I’m doing, I’m no good for anything.”

Jenner was also quick to note that she doesn’t consider herself a spokesperson for the transgender community, even if the media portray her that way.

The star received a barrage of criticism after she revealed she still plans to vote for a Republican Presidential candidate – despite most of the contenders being staunch opponents of trans and LGB rights.

Music and film legend Bette Midler was among those to hit out at Jenner’s decision.

Caitlyn Jenner gets ‘more flak for being Republican than being trans’

“People, #CaitlynJenner says she is STILL voting GOP in 2016,” she wrote.

“Regardless of gender identity, I guess she identifies most as ‘uninformed.’”

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