Caitlyn Jenner: I Surprised Transgender Fan With 45-Minute Phone Call
Caitlyn Jenner reveals in Vanity Fair that she recently called a transgender female fan after receiving a touching letter from her. “I’ve gotten a lot [of letters] from trans women… I read every one of them, a lot of them I answer,” notes Jenner. Then there was a letter she got from a trans woman in New York, who Jenner says, “had so many interesting things to say, but at the end she left her telephone number.” She acknowledges that her former male self, Bruce Jenner, would have never called the woman, but she decided to surprise the fan.
“I called her… Because for me… I’m new to this community,” recalls Jenner. She continues, “I thought, I need to learn about the people, and here’s this lady living in New York state, she actually works in an operating room, transitioned 15 years ago, doing very well in her life, but obviously went through hell to get there. I want to know these stories… I have a platform that’s so large, how can I use that to make this better? And the only way I could do that is to talk to people.”
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