No one finds Caitlyn Jenner's tone-deaf brand of conservatism more disheartening than me, yet I feel she has been unfairly maligned by so many LGBT people who seem to DESPISE her so much. Perhaps it's my pop culture bubble -- I've never seen or read about the Kardashians, so feel no connection between the two -- but I just think of that handsome young jock I grew up lusting over going through an enormously brave and scary journey for all of us to watch and feel nothing but compassion. Is Caitlyn's journey easier and completely unrepresentative of what most transgender people go through? Of course it is. But it's so unfair to dismiss someone for being rich and famous and trans when we readily follow -- and sometimes worship -- other rich and famous people all the time, through their highs and lows. I know I'm not going to change any minds here, but despite her many flaws, I can't help but respect anyone who decides to become a 65-year-old woman in a highly ageist and misogynistic society like ours -- especially one with an open heart who is trying to learn and trying to make the world a better place. Cait doesn't need my support, but she's got it. Read Matthew Breen's Advocate cover story HERE.