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trans activist calls out caitlyn jenner’s toxic ass

August 29, 2017
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“You’re a fucking fraud!”

That’s the message transgender activist Ashlee Marie Preston had for Trump-supporter Caitlyn Jenner at a Trans Chorus of L.A. event over the weekend, as heard in a now-viral video posted to Preston’s page:

Preston, who was recently appointed editor-in-chief of Wear Your Voice magazine, claimed Jenner committed the “ultimate betrayal” of the trans community by supporting #45, who has an extensive history of antagonism towards trans people. Jenner even wore a “Make America Great Again” hat days after the president announced his transgender military ban.

When a member of the Trans Chorus stepped between the two women, Preston charged that the group was “complicit” for defending the reality star just because she gave them money. Preston has since resigned from the organization.

“Caitlyn Jenner is a text book case on cognitive dissonance and her vote against her own supposed interests made that evident,” Preston told The Huffington Post. “She owes the community an apology; giving us the change from her bra is like putting a band-aid over a bullet wound. Her commentary and actions have carried real consequences for the transgender community; people who aren’t afforded the same protections and privilege as she has.”