“Caitlyn Jenner does not represent me,” a trans pioneer tells LGBT journalists
Caitlyn Jenner’s transition from male to female may have captivated the media’s attention, but she came in for sharp criticism at a public forum in San Francisco.
“Caitlyn has lived a very sheltered life and by virtue of her privilege she has some areas of ignorance,” author and trans advocate Jamison Green told an audience gathered at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association convention. ”Hopefully she will be amenable to being educated about that and show a little bit of humility.”
“Just because someone is famous doesn’t mean they’re a leader,” noted advocate and journalist Ashley Love. She moderated the panel titled Affirmation Proclamation: Trans* Elders Review Misgendering in News, Culture and Hollywood.
“How do I feel about somebody who’s famous suddenly shows up and says, ‘My story is the story that’s going to save everybody’s…
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