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transgender bathrooms

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me'

Jenner says moves by the White House have been ‘a disaster’.

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CAITLYN JENNER HAS told US President Donald Trump to “call me”, as the reality TV star lashed out at the administration’s moves against transgender rights.

Yesterday, the Trump White House ended Obama-era federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

Although Obama’s directive was not legally binding, advocates said it offered some protection to transgender young people

Jenner, a longtime republican and transgender woman, has come out to label the move by the White House as “a disaster”.

“From one Republican to another, this is a disaster,” she said in a video published on Twitter last night.

In the video, Jenner said that Trump “made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community.”

Trump made that specific pledge after the Orlando shooting last June when Omar Mateen launched a gun attack on a gay nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding over 50 others.

Jenner is also particularly critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying:

Apparently even becoming attorney general isn’t enough to cure some people of their insecurities.

Jenner has defied many in the transgender movement who are vehemently opposed to Trump and attended the Republican convention last year where Trump was officially nominated.

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