Caitlyn Jenner is not making friends in the LGBTQ community and according to Gossip Cop, she was confronted by a group of protesters after she gave a speech in Chicago during a luncheon. Caitlyn delivered a speech at the 7th Annual Speaker Series luncheon for the Chicago House and there were around 1,000 people gathered inside to listen to her. Afterward, when Caitlyn was leaving the building, she was confronted by a group of protesters who called her “an insult to trans people and an insult to women.”
Caitlyn stopped to chat with one of the protesters before she was escorted away by security. Of course, cameras were rolling filming for her series, “I Am Cait.” According to a source, the group was rather docile when they arrived, but when Caitlyn was leaving, they became aggressive. The source claims, “We didn’t know Caitlyn was going to talk back to the protesters,” the source continues. “None of it was staged.”
The protesters allegedly organized their protest on Facebook, “#IAintCait: Protest Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘Miss Representation.’” Even though the page has been taken down, a copy of their post is published on the Towleroad website. They 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. 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!”
The Chicago House website explains that the “Chicago House and Social Service Agency serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs. Do you think that Caitlyn Jenner is a good spokesperson for transgender people’s rights or is she too rich and living comfortably to know what it’s like to struggle in poverty while being a transgender?