Cis gay men and Caitlyn Jenner: a match made in ignorance and assumption

An interesting take on Caitlyn Jenner’s political affiliation and why that’s distressing so many. I hope that her circle of trans friends will continue to educate her so she sees how political choices directly impact the lives of the more disenfranchised members of the Trans community.

The Queerness

Cis gay men have fallen out with Caitlyn Jenner because she still plans to vote Republican. Jonathan Boniface explains why this shouldn’t come as a surprise, and explores some of the misguided assumptions that cis gay men make of trans people. 


Gay men have fallen out with Caitlyn Jenner. The love affair is apparently over for many of us. The reason – she would still vote Republican. Colour me shocked! (Goodness, I really do hope that my prosaic style is conveying my deep-rooted sense of sarcasm here.)

Sarcasm aside, one could argue that cis gay men need more trans role models. In the last couple of years, US trans women like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have come into the gay male consciousness (not that I’m seeking to draw broad comparisons between the experiences of two very different trans women). Given the ignorance of trans issues – and the trans…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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