After years of avidly supporting Donald Trump and her professed support for the Republican party, Caitlyn Jenner has donated a significant amount to several Arizona LGBTQ charities.
This week Jenner and Sophia Hutchins, the director of her charitable foundation, visited Phoenix to announce they donated $20,000 to Southwest Center’s Transgender Resource and Navigation Service, which helps nonbinary and trans people get access to health care. The women also donated $20,000 to GLSEN Phoenix, which helps make schools more inclusive to LGBTQ students. They also contributed $15,000 to the Arizona Trans Youth and Parent Organization and $30,000 to Mulligan's Manor, which helps at-risk LGBTQ youth in the area.
“I want to concentrate on this next generation coming up, the ones that are 5 to 15 to 20 years old, this next generation coming up to make it easier for them. Don’t put all of these challenges out in front of them. Make it more normal,” Jenner told Fox10 Phoenix. She also posted about the donations on Twitter.
I had a great time today distributing four grants to extremely deserving organizations in the Phoenix area. I am blessed to be a part of this community pic.twitter.com/ycJj4aD8yB
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) November 2, 2018
When it comes to advocating for LGBTQ causes, Jenner has a checkered past. She attended Trump's inauguration and wore a "Make America Great Again" hat in public days after he announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military.
Recently she confessed that her hopes that President Trump would advocate for transgender people were "misplaced" in an op-ed for The Washington Post and admitted "the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president."
"Since then, I have learned and continue to learn about the obstacles our community faces, the politics that surround us and the places my voice can help," Jenner wrote. "I have reflected on what my unique position of privilege means and how I can best use it to make a positive difference."