|Speaking up: Caitlyn had given the keynote address to an audience of 1,000 at the Speaker Series luncheon for the Chicago House|
Caitlyn Jenner is receiving backlash from the transgender community. After the I Am Cait star gave a speech during a luncheon in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, she was confronted by protesters outside the venue. The 65-year-old former Olympian stopped to address one protester, who over the loudspeaker could be heard saying, "You are an insult to trans people, you are an insult to women."
Caitlyn spoke to a group of 1,000 people at the 7th annual Speaker Series luncheon for the Chicago House, which provides social services for those impacted by HIV/AIDS and other LGBT issues.
In a video from the altercation, the reality star appears to try and diffuse the protester, before being escorted away by her security.
The group attacked Caitlyn for her past comments on those using social services such as Chicago House, quoting from her show. The group called her: 'a clueless rich white woman who thinks disenfranchised trans women of color should just pluck themselves up off the street and stop being so lazy.' And they added: 'Caitlyn Jenner doesn't represent trans people!'
'Those are the folks that I pray respect and support my direct advocacy for humanity and dignity for all. Everyone can be productive if given a chance and left alone to figure it out.'
|Keynote speaker: The charity provides social services for those affected by HIV/AIDS and other LGBT issues|
In November, Jenner was listed as one of the nine runners-up for The Advocate's Person of the Year.
- Daily Mail