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Uh oh…..looks like Caitlyn Jenner is catching some heat from the transgender community. In Chicago,Illinois on Thursday, The I Am Cait Star was confronted by protesters outside the venue where she gave a speech at a luncheon. Read more after the jump to see what happened.

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The 65-year-old former Olympian stopped to address one protester, who over the loudspeaker could be heard saying, “You are an insult to trans people, you are an insult to women.” Acording to ET Online Caitlyn spoke to a group of 1,000 people at the 7th annual Speaker Series luncheon for the Chicago House, which provides social services for those impacted by HIV/AIDS and other LGBT issues.

“The chaos outside was a great contrast to the uplifting atmosphere inside where Caitlyn had just given her speech. I thought she handled the situation with poise. By confronting the protesters in the way she did, she emphasized the themes she talked about in her speech. To be respectful, be brave and stand up for what you believe in.”

B96 Chicago radio personality Showbiz Shelly, who witnessed the confrontation.

“Who, you may ask, did they select to speak on the issues facing trans people and especially trans women in our city? Caitlyn Jenner, who lives in a mansion and has a net worth of millions of dollars, while the average trans person has a 41 percent chance of experiencing homelessness and a nearly 50 percent chance of living off less than $10k per year.”

Says a group called “I Ain’t Cait.” The group went on to highlight an issue Caitlyn often encounters on her show I Am Cait as she is sometimes accused of not doing enough to support the transgender community given her financial status.

How do you feel about Caits journey and why do you think that other people don’t support it?

Source: ET Online