Caitlyn “STFU” Jenner: Republicans “Don’t Hate Trans or Gay People” Like Democrats Do.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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14 Responses

  1. Rebecca Juro says:

    I’m inclined to agree with you, Will, but I’d caution you to wait a bit longer before you assume trans people aren’t going to address this. Her words are literally just a day old in terms of going public.

    One thing though: Whatever else she may be, Jenner is a woman and her name is Caitlyn. Why? Because she says so, just as is the case for every trans woman. Please don’t resort to misgendering her in order to try to demean her. Not only is it unrelated to her politics, but misgendering is insulting and demeaning to all trans people. Please don’t

    • Will Kohler says:

      I didn’t misgender. I still called her “she” throughout the entire post. I just called her by her former name because she hasn’t earned her chosen one. The question is how much longer an how much more damage and bullshit will be said before it is addressed?

      • Rebecca Juro says:

        She hasn’t earned her chosen name? And who gets to decide that, WIll, you? Deadnaming her, as you did, IS misgendering, and it IS offensive. WE choose how we present ourselves to others, no one else. These are our choices and our choices alone. I’d thank you to respect that.

        • Will Kohler says:

          I would think with Caitlyn you have much more to worry about than someone getting pissed off and using her old name Becky. EVERYDAY she sets your movement back more and more and creates a wider and wider division. Instead of getting pissed off at me calling her “Bruce” which is much better than the other “B” word I wanted to call her perhaps the prominent trans community should disavow from her and go after members that coddle her for airtime and fame and keep legitimatizing her. And you know who I mean.

          • Rebecca Juro says:

            I never said don’t call her out, WIll. I have been and will continue to. I don’t have a problem with that at all, but I absolutely do have a problem with misgendering and deadnaming. Regardless of what I or other trans people might think of Caitlyn, like it or not, she’s one of us. When you insult her in that way, you insult all of us. You’re saying that these kinds of offensive anti-trans tactics are okay.

            They’re not okay. They’re offensive and they’re wrong. Think of it this way: We see misgendering and deadnaming in the same way as a black person sees a white person using the N-word. Regardless of whether it’s directed at us personally, regardless of whether we like the person or not, we still take offense because when you use that kind of insult it goes beyond the individual and insults the entire community they belong to. If we say okay to treat Caitlyn that way, how can we not be okay when it’s used against others? So no, it’s not okay, and yes, it is offensive.

            Please stop, if for no other reason than I’m asking you to.


          • Will Kohler says:

            I did it once in lieu of another word which in turn I would have been called misogynist for. I edited for you. But Again though I don’t think its the biggest problem in that post. When will ppl realize she played us for TONS of free publicity and support. When will the call out of Cait’s co-stars begin? You know I got a Press Release from People mag yesterday shilling her newest “friend” Caitlyn is dangerous and an EMBARESSMENT not only to the trans community but to the LGBT community as a whole. If this was a gay man who was pulling this shit he’d be toast.

          • Rebecca Juro says:

            As I said earlier, Will, give it a little time. I just finished and sent off a new op-ed on Caitlyn that I’m hoping will run at the Advocate. If not there then probably at Huffpo. I’d expect you’ll see it no later than tomorrow or Thursday. Call it a hunch but I think you’ll like it.

          • Will Kohler says:

            Well I like everything you write. So no hunch needed. I just wish other trans-journalist and leaders would stand-up and speak out also. Instead of just appearing on her show.

    • ozzy says:

      he is still bruce jenner, born a male and will be until he dies. if I shoved a feather duster up my ass and clucked, do I have the legal right to call myself a chicken?

  2. Ayas says:

    I still find it utterly hilarious that Caitlyn says that the wonderful glorious Republican Fuhrer-to-be wants to make jobs for trans people, while the man she’s backing is one who has violently and adamantly been backing laws, interpretations, and exceptions that’d specifically allow any and all businesses to refuse to hire trans people for “religious” reasons.

  3. Clttom says:

    Well I hate to be crass, but bitch shut the fuck up! She is totally clueless and we should waste no more time on her. She belongs with the Kardashians, in the trash. She is an no friend or ally for the LGBT community. She wants the fortune and fame. The best that could happen is that she is completely ignored.

  4. John says:

    What am I missing, TED Cruz is in bed with a group of religious fanatics who pledge they won’t even speak positively about homosexuals. That includes trans-gender too. If they are going to help us, how about get them to have a professional licensed psychologist tell the world that those of us that are GLBTQ do not have a choice in our sexual orientation. We need to feel safe in being true to who we are so we have the opportunity to live healthier lives of inclusion.

What do you think?