Since appearing on the season premiere of The Ellen Degeneres Show last Tuesday, we were all left wondering about the 65-year-old’s stance on marriage equality.
When asked on Ellen about her view on gay marriage, Kris Jenner‘s ex said:
“I’m a traditionalist. I’m older than most people in the audience. I kind of like tradition, and it’s always been a man and a woman. I’m thinking, ‘I don’t quite get it.”
Confusing, right?? For someone struggling with acceptance, we’d think she would be a little more understanding.
Well now, Jenner is setting the record straight.
In the WhoSay original series The Real Me, Cait reflected on many of the lessons she’s learned since transitioning.
“Like many people, there was a time when I didn’t realize how important it is for gay couples to have the right to get married. But after hearing from my gay friends and learning more about the hardships they faced because of discrimination, it became clear to me that everyone should be able to marry the person they love. I can only hope that by sharing my story, there’s someone out there whose mind has been changed about trans people.”
Jenner went on to thank the trans community for being patient and welcoming throughout her transition:
“Perhaps the most surprising and shocking thing for me has been to learn about the number of problems the transgender community faces. Up until my transition, I had never met another openly trans person. Job discrimination, sex work, ostracism from families, horrific violence… I had no idea what so many people go through to live as their true selves. It is staggering.”
I’ve learned so much this season! Looking forward to continuing the journey… Link to new blog post in bio.A photo posted by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:32am PDT
We love her willingness to share her journey — admitting that we’re not all perfect and everyday is a learning process. Go, Cait, go!