Caitlyn Jenner has learned a lot through her own history-making journey. In a new blog posted to her website on Monday, Sept. 14, the transgender star clarified her stance on marriage equality following a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
"I'm a traditionalist. I'm older than most people in the audience. I kind of like tradition, and it's always been a man and a woman. I'm thinking, 'I don't quite get it,’” the 65-year-old former Olympic gold medalist admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sept. 8, in her first TV interview since coming out on the cover of Vanity Fair.
In her Sept. 14 post, the I Am Cait star clarified her remarks, explaining that through her own transition, she’s learned to better understand discrimination.
"Like many people, there was a time when I didn't realize how important it is for gay couples to have the right to get married. But after hearing from my gay friends and learning more about the hardships they faced because of discrimination, it became clear to me that everyone should be able to marry the person they love,” Jenner wrote. “I can only hope that by sharing my story, there's someone out there whose mind has been changed about trans people."
“Because regardless of whether you are transgender or not, we all have stuff to deal with in our lives,” she continued. “To have the courage to overcome obstacles and be your authentic self is an amazing process to go through. I want you to believe in yourself and know that you can deal with it. You can be okay.”
Jenner documented her transition via her E! reality series which aired its finale on Sunday. “I’m going to take a breather for a minute,” Kris Jenner’s ex concluded her post. “I want to continue to grow as a person. In so many ways I feel like I’m a teenage girl discovering herself! I’m still trying to figure out what it means to be a woman and I will continue that process. Because you know what? It’s a lot of fun!”