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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner Confronted By Protesters After Speech:

“You Are An Insult To Trans People” (VIDEO)

Caitlyn Jenner was confronted by protesters after a speech in Chicago on Thursday. See video below.
Jenner was invited to speak by the Chicago House, which describes itself as the “Midwest’s oldest provider of housing for those impacted by HIV/AIDS and/or LGBTQ marginalization” and the “home to the nation’s most comprehensive social service and support programs for transgender individuals, the TransLife Center.” The transgender reality star served as the keynote speaker for the organization’s 2015 Speaker Series Luncheon. A reported 1,000 people attended the event, which was held at the Hilton Chicago.
But when Jenner exited the hotel, she was met by a group of protesters. In footage posted on Facebook, the former Olympian is seen intensely talking to a woman holding up a sign. Over a loudspeaker, someone else can be heard yelling about being “insulted” and “violated.” In a different video, Jenner is told she’s an “insult to trans people.”
On Facebook, a page called “#IAintCait: Protest Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘Miss Representation’ Luncheon” explained the issue protesters had with the event: Jenner, coming from a position of wealth and privilege, does not represent the average transgender person who has to deal with a multitude of economic issues that she doesn’t face. The organizers wrote:
“Who, you may ask, did they select to speak on the issues facing trans people and especially trans women in our city? Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn Jenner, who lives in a mansion and has a net worth of millions of dollars, while the average trans person has a 41 percent chance of experienceing homelessness [sic] and a nearly 50 percent chance of living off less than $10k per year.  
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Caitlyn Jenner, who said in a segment on her hit new reality TV series I Am Cait, regarding people who rely on social services to get by: ‘You don’t want people to get totally dependent on it. That’s when they get into trouble. ‘Why should I work? You know, I’ve got a few bucks, I’ve got my room paid for.
”If you think Chicago House’s shameless pandering to the trans community for mediocre representation, embodied by a clueless rich white woman who thinks disenfranchised trans women of color should just pluck themselves up off the street and stop being so lazy, is an insult and a disgrace, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Meet us in the lobby Thursday to tell Chicago House, Caitlyn Jenner, and all her supporters that Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t represent trans people! Stand up and say: #IAintCait!”
It’s unclear exactly how many people actually showed up, but many held signs criticizing Jenner and the Chicago House. Asked for a comment regarding the star speaking with the protesters, a rep for Jenner simply told Gossip Cop, “It was a great event.” Jenner was accompanied by Candis Cayne and other “I Am Cait” co-stars, with a camera crew documenting the trip.
During season 1 of the series and on her WhoSay blog, Jenner acknowledged some of the very same criticism she received from the protesters. The incident comes just a few days after Jenner was honored at Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year” awards (see photo above). Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.


  1. I can understand both sides of the argument. I tend to be more on the protesters side,

    Perhaps Caitlyn can get more people to donate money to the trans charities, but I am kind of reluctant to believe that she is going to have a huge impact, when she is walking around in 1k heels and designer clothes that would be out of just about anyone's pocketbook. I am believe she is going to make at least 1 million dollars a season for her show.

    1. I myself am not a fan of Ms Jenner. I question her motives for doing this, and the protesters are right when they point out she isn't typical trans.

  2. She did it to get away with the hit and run as a man.

    1. perhaps, but I tend to think she is doing this mainly for the tv show and the whole Kardashian PR machine. in California, the rich get away with things anyway.

  3. One thing everybody is over looking, how much did Jenner get paid for making the appearance or speaking?

    1. that was never mentioned. but is it really that important here? the main issue behind the protests is jenner's life as a TG compared to the ordinary TG. jenner is a fine example of a TG with privilege, something few of us can only dream of.