Trans Activist Slams Caitlyn: ‘I Don’t Think That Her Story Connects With People’
Caitlyn Jenner has won several Woman of the Year awards in recent months, but increasingly, she faces backlash from the transgender community and LGBT supporters at large. As the tide of criticism grows, RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively to a leading Trans activist who claims her visibility has created “backlash” and “a pandemic” in the community.
The I Am Cait star made strides during her reality show to reach out to the transgender community about issues beyond just shoes and makeup, but her efforts have not always been favorably received.
Attorney and Professor Kylar Boadus, who testified before the Senate during a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (EDNA), gave an interview on the radio show One On One With Jasper Cole, where he questioned what Jenner has done for the community.
“Its a mixed bag,” Boadus said about the attention the former Olympian has garnered.
“Caitlyn Jenner has raised visibility, and on one hand, has reached the dollar level of people that we’ve never reached before. On the other hand, it’s hard for people to relate because most Trans make less than $10,000 a year. They cannot get a job because people will not hire us,” he continued. “Most of us are in the shadows and work in underground economies. I don’t think that her story connects with people — meaning other Trans.”
Boadus insisted that Jenner has harmed the community.
“There is a backlash to visibility and we’re suffering because of it,” he said. “We are in a crisis — a pandemic.”
Boadus’ interview aired on www.ubnradio.com and is available on iTunes.