- The Washington Times - Friday, February 19, 2016

Caitlyn Jenner told students at the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday night that it’s been more difficult for her as a conservative in Hollywood than it was coming out as a transgender woman.

“I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans,” Jenner told a student who asked why the former Olympian is not a Democrat, given the party’s stance on transgender rights, BillyPenn reported.

Vanity Fair reporter Buzz Bissinger, who led Jenner’s interview, interjected, “Just because you change gender doesn’t mean you change your core beliefs.”

Jenner has been criticized for her conservative beliefs, wealth and fame by LGBT activists who argue she doesn’t accurately represent the transgender community.

One student asked Jenner to reply to a Daily Pennsylvanian columnist, who’d criticized the reality TV star for not fitting the profile of a role model, BillyPenn reported.

“Well, I’m not a role model!” she replied. “I’m so new to this community I don’t expect to be one.”

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