October 26, 2018 at 12:29 pm PST | by Mariah Cooper
Caitlyn Jenner says she no longer supports Trump

Caitlyn Jenner (Screenshot via YouTube)

Caitlyn Jenner has changed her mind about President Donald Trump.

In an op-ed written for the Washington Post, Jenner says she no longer believes Trump and his administration are looking out for the transgender community.

She admits that during her “highly publicized and glamorized early Caitlyn days, when my life as an out trans woman was just beginning,” she was naive and thought Trump “was the first Republican presidential candidate to claim to support this valuable, vulnerable community.” She thought he would “stand up for the LGBTQ community.”

She hoped to  “leverage my privilege for change” and “shift the minds of those who most needed shifting” by advocating with the Trump administration.

“Sadly, I was wrong,” Jenner writes.  “The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president.”Trump “has shown no regard for an already marginalized and struggling community.”

She references the New York Times report of a leaked memo that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to define gender by a person’s biological sex at birth.

“I do not support Trump,” Jenner writes. “I must learn from my mistakes and move forward.”

She concluded that given her  “unique position of privilege” she is open to continue to uplift the transgender community.

“I will still work with anyone who is committed to help our community,” she writes.

 

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