Opinion: caitlyn jenner"s hypocrisy on transgender inclusion in youth sports

Caitlyn Jenner attends the Moschino Spring/Summer 17 Menswear and Women's Resort Collection during MADE LA at L.A. Live sầu Event Deck on June 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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US President Donald Trump gestures during the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia, July 24, 2017. / AFP.. PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images


Caitlyn Jenner và Marin IJ reporter Paul Liberatore exit the stage after talking about Jenner's new book, “Secrets of My Life,” in a Book Passage sự kiện with in the Jyên Dunn Theater at College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif. on Thursday, May 4, 2017. (Sherry LaVars/Special to Marin Independent Journal)


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President Donald Trump speaks while having lunch with services members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (APhường Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles in July. (Photo lớn by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP.., File)


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In this June 27, 2012, tệp tin photo lớn, Donald Trump stands on the 14th fairway during a pro-am round of the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Donald Trump wants lớn make one thing perfectly clear — he doesn't cheat in golf. Trump also says he has never played golf with former boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who earlier this week questioned Trump's integrity on the golf course. Trump told The Associated Press on Thursday, May 5, năm 2016, he respects the game too much khổng lồ cheat và is good enough to have won a number of club championships. (AP.. Photo/Patriông xã Semansky, File)


Caitlyn Jenner talks about her new book, "Secrets of My Life," in Marin County in May. (Sherry LaVars/Special to lớn Marin Independent Journal)


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US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he boards Air Force One prior lớn departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 12, 2017, as they travel to lớn Paris, France for Bastille Day. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

This image provided by Sports Illustrated on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, shows the Sports Illustrated cover with Caitlyn Jenner that is on sale now. Jenner is appearing on the cover wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win. Jenner, at the time Bruce Jenner, was featured on the SI cover in the Aug. 9, 1976, issue after winning gold.


US President Donald Trump gestures during the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia, July 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images


Transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jennerspeaks Wednesday night in San Francisco during a talk at the CommonwealthClub.(Photo: Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH - JULY 25: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a rally at the Covelli Centre on July 25, 2017 in Youngstown, Ohio. The rally coincides with the Senates vote on GOPhường. legislation khổng lồ repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (Pholớn by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)


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Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Los Angeles. ABC News’ Diane Sawyer will interview Caitlyn Jenner on a “20/20” special scheduled for April 21, 2017, four days before the release of Jenner's book, "The Secrets of My Life.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/APhường, File)


President DonaldTrump, front left, gestures as former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Riông chồng Perry, watch at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean,W. Va., Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP. Photo/Steve sầu Helber)


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In this Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 photo, Caitlyn Jenner speaks during the Voices on Point Gala in Los Angeles. Since coming out in 2015, Jenner has not always been a unifying force in the transgender community. Her latest political remarks _ underscoring her conservative sầu outlook và praising Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz _ ignited a storm of criticism from supporters of transgender rights, who view most conservative sầu Republicans as adversaries. (Phokhổng lồ by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)


Caitlyn Jenner talks about her new book, “Secrets of My Life,” in a Book Passage event with Marin IJ reporter Paul Liberatore in the Jim Dunn Theater at College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif. on Thursday, May 4, 2017. (Sherry LaVars/Special khổng lồ Marin Independent Journal)

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By Martha Ross | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: July 26, 2017 at 8:57 a.m. | UPDATED: July 27, 2017 at 7:06 a.m.


Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner accused Donald Trump of breaking “a promise” khổng lồ fight for LGBTQ people Wednesday, but her longtime support for the president meant people weren’t going to lớn let her off the hook following his announcement that transgender people would no longer be accepted into United States military service.

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The 67-year-old Olympian, who become a high-protệp tin advocate for LGBTQ rights when she came out as a transgender woman two years ago, let the president know she was disappointed with his move in a highly anticipated tweet.

“There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us,” she said. “What happened to your promise to fight for them?”

There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise khổng lồ fight for them? https://t.co/WzjypVC8Sr

— Caitlyn Jenner (
Caitlyn_Jenner) July 26, 2017

But her followers either accused her of being naive, a fool or worse — a traitor to a cause.

you're literally the only person who believed it, actually

— Hila Sharif (
hilasharif) July 26, 2017

MatthMee pic.twitter.com/l2IYth70lG

— Dolly Parton (
Viotch) July 26, 2017

Everyone saw through his lie, Cait. Why couldn't you?

— S. L. Duncan (
SLDuncanBooks) July 26, 2017

Some lobbed accusations at her. They said her status as rich, privileged celebrity left her out-of-touch with the struggles of regular transgender people, or said her ardent tư vấn of Trump’s presidency made her complicit in his policies that are harmful to lớn the LGBTQ community:


How long will it take for
Caitlyn_Jenner to figure out that her politics as a conservative only helps the part of her that likes money? pic.twitter.com/I9W6R5Fn0o

— BlackFilmsonNetflix (
blknetflix) July 26, 2017

Because of people lượt thích you who voted for him millions are suffering. NOW the transgender community is being targeted by this madman!

— Sunflower Soul 2.9! (
SunflowerSoul71) July 26, 2017

Earlier this month ,Jenner revealed she had been working behind the scenes with members of the Trump administration on LGBTQ rights.

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While she once vehemently insisted that Trump would be a champion of these rights, Jenner admitted while co-hosting “The View” that she had been disappointed with Trump on a “few” things, particularly when it comes to lớn his views on the LGBTQ community.

In February, she publicly criticized Trump’s decision lớn reverse federal guidance on anti-discrimination protections for transgender students, calling the move a “disaster.”

On “The View” two weeks ago, she acknowledged that Democrats are more progressive sầu when it comes khổng lồ LBGTQ issues và that her Republican Party needs help.

But she said, “I’m there to help them.”

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It looks like those words — and others — came baông xã to haunt Jenner on Wednesday. Before she issued her statement, people expressed anger with her for her tư vấn of Trump, with some accusing her of betraying the LBGTQ community.

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With regard to lớn her saying she’s working with the administration, one user mocked her with, “How is that going so far?”

How is that going so far? .
Caitlyn_Jenner pic.twitter.com/75mRfBD9ud

— Daniel Aubry (
Aubs89) July 26, 2017

Thành Phố New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow joined the criticism, quoting a statement of Jenner’s, in which she proclaimed that Trump is very much “behind” the LBGTQ community:

Caitlyn_Jenner, I'm never going to forget this…NEVER #TraitorToTheCause pic.twitter.com/Bulc9EOJh4

— Charles M. Blow (
CharlesMBlow) July 26, 2017

Others accused her of betrayal:

Caitlyn_Jenner – stop betraying your own people https://t.co/08GqpoqxHJ

ScarletWynnter) July 26, 2017

Caitlyn_Jenner, u benefited from activists paving the way for u, but u set the LGBT community baông chồng by endorsing Trump. Apologize now. pic.twitter.com/vjlFGSoSuC

— Lauren Werner
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