The world's most famous transgender woman, Caitlyn Jenner, has said that she still plans to vote Republican in the 2016 US election.
Jenner's conservative political beliefs have been a bone of contention for some since she first came out as trans earlier this year. She had a sometimes-terse interview with Ellen Degeneres
in which she admitted reservations about marriage equality, while on her docuseries I Am Cait
, she had several debates with trans friends about her hardline views on topics such as trans welfare and sexual health policies.
Speaking to the LA Times
, Jenner said that, while she had tried to attend the Democratic Debate, she still planned to vote Republican. "They didn't convince me," she said.
Current Republican frontrunners in the election campaign are Donald Trump and Dr Ben Carson, both of whom have expressed anti-trans views. Trump has repeatedly publicly referred to Jenner by her former name and gender, while in an interview with Fusion
, Carson proposed 'transgender-only bathrooms' so that trans people 'don't make everyone else uncomfortable.'
It's been a bumpy month for Jenner, who was given one of Glamour Magazine's prestigious 'Woman of the Year' awards last week only for the nod to spark a backlash from some quarters. She publicly clashed with LGBT protestors who declared her an "insult" to trans people
, the husband of a late 9/11 hero returned his wife's posthumous Glamour award
, saying that Jenner's win was a 'slap in the face' to his wife's memory, and actor Rose McGowan gave a blistering verdict on Jenner's credentials
: 'Woman of the year? No f**king way.'
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