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    CAITLYN JENNER, M·A·C AIDS FUND ANNOUNCE SUPPORT TO THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

    $1.3 Million in Grants Announced from the Fund’s Transgender Initiative to Organizations and Programs Improving Transgender Lives Across the Country New York, NY — October 28, 2016 — Caitlyn Jenner and the M·A·C AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of M∙A∙C Cosmetics, announced today that the fund’s Transgender Initiative will provide $1.3 million this year to 21 transgender organizations nationwide to serve the diverse needs and issues facing transgender communities. The partnership between M·A·C Cosmetics and Caitlyn Jenner began in April, 2016 with the launch of Finally Free, a limited-edition lipstick created by Caitlyn. One hundred percent of the sales from her signature shade were contributed to the M·A·C AIDS Fund’s…

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    NC, GA, TN, and SD: What’s Next?

    Hi friends, There’s a lot of news out there about bills in different state legislatures that are good or bad for the LGBT community. Lately, they’ve been mostly not-so-good bills. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of message these harmful bills send, especially to transgender youth growing up in these states. In North Carolina, the governor signed a law that, among other things, forces transgender people to use restrooms that don’t match the gender they live every day. Mississippi recently passed a broad anti-LGBT bill which also includes language that would allow any business or employer to force transgender people into the wrong restroom, putting their…

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    Driven to Make a Change: A Trans Woman’s Spiritual Journey

    Chandi Moore is a rock-star in our community. She will knock your socks off with the sheer force of her personality and heart for those around her. When I have struggled with my transition, Chandi has been there to remind me of what it means to have inner strength — sometimes with laughter (please look up her horse escapades) and other times with real talk. No transition is easy, but when Chandi says she “gets it,” she’s had the experiences to back that up. She shared some of her life story on I Am Cait, but I want to give her the floor to share more about her journey and…

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    Love Transcends Gender: One Man’s Love for a Trans Woman

    Ever since I transitioned, I’ve been asked, “Who are you going to date?” Here’s my answer: Me! Nine months into this and I’m still learning who I am. However, the road trip with my girls has put a lot of things into perspective (as I’m sure you saw last night on I Am Cait…). Something that has really struck me is the difficulty of dating as trans woman or trans man. Because I get so many questions about this topic, I thought I’d consult with someone who knows a lot more about this topic than I do. Without further ado, meet Jerid—the wonderful man who loves my beautiful and brilliant…

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    The Mantra That Has Seen Me Through It All

    It’s no secret that I’m an advocate of hard work. I believe there’s nothing more empowering for people (and for society) than when we are providing for ourselves and our families. The problem, however, is when hard-working people—like my trans brothers and sisters—are discriminated against simply because they are trans. Some employers tell us, “I can’t hire you; you’d confuse the customers.” And, you know what? That’s legal in 32 states. Because of the lack of legal protections and the unwillingness of employers to give us an equal chance, the unemployment rate in the transgender community is double the national unemployment rate—quadruple if you are a transgender person of color.…

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    Still So Much To Learn

    In the first scene of the first episode of I Am Cait, I was up at 4:30 in the morning worrying, “I hope I get it right.” Since I told the world my truth six months ago, I’ve tried to be a force for good. I’ve met and listened to many people in the transgender community, from trans women of color, to the parents of trans kids who’ve taken their own lives, to people working in the courts and legislatures and media to make the world a better, safer place for trans people. I’ve spent a lot of time listening to people tell me their stories. Even now, at the…

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    What I’ve Learned

    Hello friends. Caitlyn here. As the first season of my show, I Am Cait, comes to end, I find myself reflecting on my journey so far and just how rewarding it has been. My experience over the last four months has been incredible. Many people have come up to me and told me their stories. It turns out lots of you have friends or family members who are transgender. Who knew? I never would have had these conversations if I had not come out publicly and finally lived my truth. For so long, people – myself included – were embarrassed to talk about transgender issues and now we finally have…

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    Tales From A Camp For Extraordinary Kids

    Hi friends! Not too long ago I had the honor of visiting a very special place called Camp Aranu’tiq. On the surface, it looks like any other children’s summer camp – kids ages 8-15 are running around doing sports, swimming, and lots of other fun activities. However, it’s a retreat entirely for transgender children, teens, and their families. Pretty neat stuff. My friends and I spent time talking with the campers and I probably learned more from them than they did from me. I was so impressed by them – these young people have it together. Despite the tremendous challenge of dealing with their gender identities, they have incredible aspirations…

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    Meet My Friend, Blossom

    Hi, my friends! This week I want to introduce you to a young woman who holds a special spot in my heart. When I was up in San Francisco at the HRC facility, I met this wonderful young lady named Blossom. She is enthusiastic, energetic, and just absolutely great. I love her story. She’s about to be the first trans woman to graduate from Mississippi University for Women — an incredible accomplishment. The problem she has right now is that she hasn’t been able to take the leap from college to nursing school, and she really feels like the reason she’s not able to do that is because she’s trans.…

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    We Have to Make Things Easier

    Hi, friends. I hope your week is off to a great start. As always, thank you for your unending love and support. Every day, I’m humbled by the thousands of you who reach out to tell me your story, ask questions, or provide encouragement. Even though I can’t respond to each of you individually, I want you to know that I appreciate your kind gestures more than I could ever express. To those of you who have asked me for my opinion or expertise, I want to remind you that while I’ve know that I was trans since I was a small child, learning about the trans community is still…