Jenny Boylan: GLAAD knew Jenner supported Cruz prior to media award nomination
March 5, 2016
“No, I wasn’t surprised by Caitlyn Jenner’s expression of support for Ted Cruz. I heard her say as much hour after hour this fall as I worked on her show,” Boylan stated.
Boylan is both the GLAAD co-chair and a paid performer on Jenner’s GLAAD-nominated show. Over 50% of this years award nominations recognized transgender subject matter, most with a focus on heterosexual white male autogynephiles.
‘’This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and story lines, deepening audiences’ understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world,’ said a GLAAD representative in a January 27 statement.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is a militantly anti-gay evangelical Christian conservative lawmaker. Last April, hundreds of gay men stormed New York City’s ‘OUT Hotel’ after it was reported that the owners, gay businessmen Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reiser had hosted a “fireside chat” with Cruz at their home.
“The muted reaction to Jenner’s support for Cruz appeared to show the high level of esteem she enjoys in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community,” reported Reuters.