Caitlyn “Untouchable”?

Nearly 17 million viewers tuned into Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 interview. Millions of people were reintroduced to the faded Olympic star and learned of his very private and painful journey.

Today, more people know of Caitlyn then Bruce.  Despite her conservative views, her position on Gay Marriage it seems Caitlyn is untouchable.  One needent look any further than her family. They are very aware of public opinion and they are very cautious when they talk about her transformation.

There are some who believe she received a pass on the accident in Malibu where one person was killed earlier this year.

During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live”  guest Sandra Bernhard was asked  if she was team Caitlyn?

 “Honey,” Bernhard responded, shaking her head. “Bruce Jenner was a sexist, golf playing bore. Suddenly he becomes a woman and everybody’s like ’Oh he’s so like moving and so emotional.’ It’s like ’no, “Honey,” Bernhard responded, shaking her head. “B sorry, no.’”   “You have to earn your right to be a woman” 

Last week on her radio show “Sandyland” on SiriusXM she said she was attacked by various gay groups after her comment about Caitlyn.

If difficult to ignore the Kardashian/Jenner machine.   Caitlyn is worth anywhere from 60 to 100 million dollars. During the Diane Sawyer interview, she plugged her “I am Cait” Reality Show on E..

I’m happy she is finally free to be who she is   But she owes a great debt to the LGBT community those who paved the way for her acceptance.

Today,Caitlyn Jenner is the ticket. People know her story and want see her up close and they are paying upwards of $700 a ticket for the privilege.  I don’t expect Ms Jenner to underwrite the Transgendared community.    What I’d like to see is for her to donate her time, and earnings from these appearances  to benefit LGBT centers nationwide.

The struggle for Transgendered individuals is far from over.  There are few centers for Transgendered outside of the large coastal cities.

A few months ago, I met a pretty young woman who says she is dying every day.   Every day she tricks to pay for her transformation.   She posts ads on Craiglist as a woman and is frequently raped and beaten up.  She advertises as a woman, and some men have a negative reaction when they meet her.some of the men leave, others beat her up.  She was beaten up the night I met her.   Her self esteem is less than zero. She traveled to Sacramento from the Midwest because she heard there were a lot of Sugar Daddies in Lake Tahoe.  Someone who take care of her and would pay for her last surgeries

In some circles, Caitlyn is untouchable, there is a lot of sympathy for her story and people quickly defend her.  But that’s today.   In five years……….