Will Caitlyn Jenner School Republicans on Trans Rights?
By Kristen Gwynne
June 11, 2015
In a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer this April, Caitlyn Jenner (then still going by Bruce) came out as transgender to a large, cross-generational audience, discussing her plans to transition and what it was like living as an Olympic superstar who the world saw as a man.
But what surprised some people more than Jenner’s gender identity was the revelation that she is a Republican. “Is that a bad thing?” Jenner playfully asked Sawyer. “I believe in the Constitution.”
In a voiceover, Sawyer told the audience that Jenner does not believe either political party has a “monopoly on understanding.” She then asked Jenner whether she would ever advocate for trans issues with conservative politicians like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.
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