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Trans activists wish Caitlyn Jenner didn't represent them




Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during the 2015 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during the 2015 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
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If the transgender rights movement has a figurehead, it's definitely Caitlyn Jenner because of her visibility and the media wave that followed her coming out.

But some trans people wish she would step off her pedestal.

Since Jenner announced she would transition, there's been an unease among the very trans people she set out to help because of her conservative politics.

More recently, Jenner caught heat for an interview with Stat News where she said:

"Everybody looks at the Democrats as being better with these issues. But Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community."

The reaction from trans activists was immediate.

Take Two looks at the trans community's uneasy relationship with Caitlyn Jenner, and if only liberal-leaning trans people are acceptable role models.

Bamby Salcedo, founder of the TransLatina Coalition, joins the show.