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Caitlyn Jenner has become a noticeable activist for the LGBTQ community that many people love and support.

But the former Olympian’s efforts aren’t sitting well with Raven-Symone, who revealed her concerns about Jenner and her new docuseries “I Am Cait’ on “the View” on Monday (July 27), Us Weekly reports.

“I think it’s wonderful, and yes, it needs a light being shined on it,” the 29-year-old co-host noted of the LGBTQ community. “When I came out, I didn’t go and go hardcore and be like, ‘I’m going to save the world for LGBT…’ You’ve got to learn it. You’ve got to learn it first, and she’s not, really.”

Symone’s fellow “The View” co-host Rosie Perez weighed in on the situation as she mentioned the possibility that Jenner waited for the right moment and platform to explore and shape the conversation.

“Well, I think you can be strategic before you come out as well,” Symone replied. “Before [I came out], I was definitely repping the community, even when I wasn’t saying this is what I was. And I’m not faulting [Caitlyn], because yes, we need [her]. It’s too fast, too soon.”

In addition to commenting on Jenner and her show, Symone stated that she personally does not claim to be an activist for the LGBTQ community.

“I can’t be,” she said. “I learned from the real gay rights activists. I can only do what I can.”

As for Jenner, she spent her Monday posting a new entry on her WhoSay series about the issue of suicide, which is a sensitive LGBT topic.

“One tremendous problem, especially for trans youth, is the suicide rate,” she wrote on the post, which was called “A Tremendous Problem Facing the Trans Community.” “A recent study of nearly 100 transgender youth, ages 12 to 24, found that 51 percent reported thinking about suicide, while 30 percent had attempted it at least once in their lives… The latest you might have heard about last night on my show — Kyler Prescott, a 14-year-old trans boy who not only dealt with trans issues, but also suffered from severe depression. Sadly, he wasn’t able to make it between the combination of the two.”

Jenner’s comments on Prescott come after the season premiere of “I Am Cait,” which found the reality TV fixture meeting with the late teen’s parents and friends to discuss the startling rates of suicide amongst transgender youth. Speaking with Jenner, Kyler’s mother, Katharine Prescott, stated that her vocal support wasn’t enough to save Kyler through the beginning stages of his transition.

“She loved and supported her trans child in so many ways, including getting Kyler’s name and gender marker legally changed,” Jenner wrote, noting Kyler’s transition from female to male. “Sadly, he died by suicide two months ago…. But this is the reality for far too many in the transgender community.”

Katharine Prescott contributed to the blog post as she shared that her son struggled with complete or lack of acceptance from others. For parents in similar situations, she provided words of encouragement with the following comment Jenner’s blog:

“Just keep fighting for them,” she wrote in the blog. “Never give up. Be firm with people and help educate them… Love and embrace your child.”

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8 thoughts on “Raven-Symone Says Caitlyn Jenner’s Moving ‘Too Fast, Too Soon’

  1. Sharon on said:

    I’m all for the LGBT community but I am confuse why Caitlin Bruce Jenner is the spokesperson for that community there has been othe people who have changed their sex like Cher child did we forget about her change.no I didn’t. Besides I believe there a lot more important issues going on beside Caitlin

  2. demp109 on said:

    Raven says has too many negative comments regarding african americans as a whole. She has never said anything positive or uplifting. I am done with her.

  3. Bruce Jenner needs to get his life on tract and stop thinking he can change the world because he put on a dress, I find it strange that he wants to look, act and proclaim he a woman but wants to keep his penis to penetrate a woman -GO FIGURE- I think Raven Symone is a ‘KID” A 29 YEAR OLD young woman who still has a lot to learn – just review her candid remarks and you will that shit doesn’t make since, but she is still evolving so let’s try and give her a change to live and experience. As the old people will say JUST KEEP LIVING.

    And , who gave Bruce the keys to be the official spokes person – when so many are suffering for years these loving people need support from all Americans.

    Enough said

    • specialt757 on said:

      D
      “…these loving people need support from all Americans.” Just so I’m clear what “loving people” are you talking about?

  4. Lisa Grace on said:

    Shut up Raven! Everybody’s not like you. You slow cause your scared. Caitlyn fast cause she can do that. Every time you open your mouth you put your foot in it

  5. specialt757 on said:

    Okay so this article started off being about Ms. Symone’s comments and ended in telling about a transgender boy’s suicide. What is the article really about?

  6. I said it. on said:

    The boy’s mom only dealt with the outside issues, such as changing the child’s name and legal marker. He was being supported, so he had other issues and acceptance was not the answer, not the cure. Hopefully, he is able to rest in peace.

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