Caitlyn Jenner, 71, is facing a heavy dose of backlash after speaking her opinion on trans girls as “biological boys.”
The I Am Cait star recently expressed her support for anti-trans bills that would ban trans children from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity.
“This is a question of fairness,” Jenner said in a TMZ video. “That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
She later tweeted on Saturday, “I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness, and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
A lot of trans activists weren’t here for Jenner’s comments, including Transparent actress Shakina Nayfack who fired back by saying, “Caitlyn Jenner is classically uninformed, wildly privileged, and tragically self-hating,” she wrote. “She can go protect the integrity of f—ing herself.”
“A trans girl is a girl. A trans boy is a boy,” she wrote. “Everyones built different no matter what gender you are. There’s very small framed people and also larger framed muscular people all across the spectrum! STOP finding ways to delegitimize someone’s gender. SHAME ON U @Caitlyn_Jenner,” RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4 inner Trinity “The Tuck,” Taylor added.
Jenner, who recently put in her gubernatorial bid in California, voiced her stance amid a wave of anti-trans bills across the country. Many of the bills target trans children participating in youth sports activities. According to the Human Rights Campaign, there were 192 anti-LGBTQ bills under consideration across America, of which 93 of those aimed directly at transgender people.
Lawmakers say trans athletes have an unfair advantage, but doctors and scientists have argued against this claim, saying it is an oversimplification that’s not backed by facts.