Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday was asked
why she wasn't a Democrat.
The 66-year-old Jenner spoke for an
hour at a sold-out event at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jenner was interviewed on the stage of
the university's Irvine Auditorium by Buzz Bissinger, who wrote
Jenner's coming out story for Vanity Fair.
When a student asked Jenner why she
wasn't an ardent Democrat, the I Am Cait star replied: “I
have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have
for being trans.”
“Just because you change gender
doesn't mean you change your core beliefs,” Bissinger interjected.
Elsewhere in the talk, an emotional
Jenner said that she regretted not coming out to her father William
Jenner, who died 15 years ago.
“That will always haunt me,” she
said. “I think eventually he would have come around. He would
have never understood, he didn't know anything – gay, trans, all
that other stuff. But I'm sure he's looking down from heaven right
now and saying, 'Well, you're doing a good job. You're making a