"Coming out trans was nothing, until I said I was Republican," recently proclaimed retired Olympian track and field medalist Bruce Jenner who transitioned into a female now known as Caitlin during April 2015. The 65-year-old reality TV actor made the public revelation during a special with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20" last spring. This year, E! has been airing an eight-part, one-hour documentary series titled "I Am Cait" to illustrate Jenner living life as a transgender woman and telling an intimate story as she seeks a "new normal."
Season Two of "I Am Cait" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. CST on E!
Jenner said being on the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" show gave him a platform to be able to have real impact.
"I'm me. I'm a person. This is who I am. I'm not stuck in anybody's body. My brain is much more female than male," Jenner told Sawyer. "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman. People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life it is part of me, that female side is part of me. That's who I am. I was not genetically born that way. As of now I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff so in a lot of ways we're different, but we still identify as female. And that's very hard for Bruce Jenner today. Why? I don't want to disappoint people."
Last year, Jenner said he is sexually attracted to women, being careful to emphasize the difference between gender and sexuality. As a child, he said dressed in women's clothing. He also revealed he has gone out in public dressed as a woman for years.
On the most current "I Am Cait" epsiode, the group took a trip to a Democratic presidential debate. Jenner, an outspoken Republican, has clashed with her Democratic travel mates before. In previous episodes, political discussions ended in shouting matches, hurt feelings and people storming out of the room.
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To keep the peace, Yahoo reports the TV documentary group came up with a safe phrase: "God bless America." So if arguments get too heated, someone utters the phrase to end the conversation.
At the Democratic debate, as soon as Sen. Bernie Sanders was mentioned, Jenner said, "He's just like Obama. He doesn't really appreciate this country." That prompted a swift "God bless America" from the TV crew.
Once the group found their boundaries, they were able to have an honest discussion without any ruffled feathers. Showing that they've found a better way to communicate, they only said "God bless America" three times.