A remark made by Caitlyn Jenner on her television programme, I Am Cait, has put her in pretty hot water with some well known trans-advocates.
Zoey Tur stated that “Jenner will never understand the real cost of being transgender. She’s a product.”
Jenner, an avowed Republican, made a comment that has people thinking she is out of touch with the economic reality of people who transition without having millions of dollars in the bank, in particular, transgender youth who receive aid from social programs, wondering if they can make more not working with social programs than they actually can with an entry-level job.”
She went on to say “You don’t want people to get totally dependent on it — that’s when they get in trouble.”
LGBT activist Jenny Boylan had this to say in response: “Caitlyn has every right to be just as conservative as she chooses … many transgender men and women need social programs to survive, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of.”
The National Center for Transgender Equality states that 20 percent of all transgender people have been homeless at one point.