Caitlyn Jenner's Mission

Donald Trump’s inauguration was devoid of stars. Elton John said no. Justin Timberlake cried the president a river. The event was barren of A-listers. Except for one.

There she was, Caitlyn Jenner, in an off-the-shoulder navy gown, cheering on the new president. “Republicans need help understanding L.G.B.T.Q. issues,” she tweeted. “And I’m here to help!”

There are times when I feel like my friendship with Caitlyn is one unending Thanksgiving dinner, with me always fleeing the table in tears. But I do believe that if we’re all going to survive the next four years, we have to learn not only how to talk with one another, but to listen.

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