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Caitlyn Jenner Reveals Her Political Identity Today After Years of Being a Republican

Caitlyn Jenner Reveals Her Political Identity Today After Years of Being a Republican

Caitlyn Jenner is being profiled on the five-year anniversary of her transition, and she’s speaking about how she’s changed.

“I thought, what a great opportunity to change the world’s thinking; 51 percent of trans people attempt suicide. The murder rate — we’ve been losing one trans woman of color every two weeks,” the 70-year-old reality star told People. However, she was not welcomed in a way she wanted in the LGBTQ community, and was uninvited from fundraisers she had donated to.

“They said I’m ‘too controversial.’ And that hurt,” Caitlyn mused. “I think I had been wearing rose-colored glasses. I thought I could change the world. Now I know I can only try and change one person at a time.”

After being a lifelong Republican, she added that she has “changed my thinking in a lot of ways,” identifying as “economically conservative, socially progressive” and believes “we need equality for all, regardless of who’s in the White House.”

“I love my community. I truly want to help,” she says. Caitlyn added that she has been giving trans students college scholarships and has been focusing on trans youth. “This is my journey. Yes, it is different than other trans people. I get it. But the bottom line is this: When I wake up in the morning, I’m happy with myself.”

In 2018, Caitlyn Jenner spoke out about Trump and his administration being “the worst ever” for transgender rights.

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