Caitlyn Jenner has decided to start a foundation called the Caitlyn Jenner Foundation to assist in the fight for LGBT rights, especially for transgender individuals, through funding organizations that attempt to combat issues such as discrimination as well as housing, bullying prevention, and healthcare.
Statements Regarding LGBT Issues
“Out of the L, the G, the B, and the T, the T is by far the most neglected and the most underfunded. And there are so many great organizations out there that do wonderful work. They’re on the ground. And they survive on literally no funding,” said Jenner to Vanity Fair over the phone on Monday. “One of my passions after going through everything I’ve been through over the past few years is to help and be in a position to raise money.”
To provide some additional money for the foundation, Jenner decided to sell her prized 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the car in the infamous Vanity Fair photograph from July 2015.
This supped up version of the Porsche is the most recognizable model, and is being sold on March 10 at Gooding & Company’s annual auction, where the vehicles is estimated to rack up around $250,000.
“I had this Porsche, and I thought, What a great opportunity to sell it, hopefully get a good price for it, and then donate all of the money to the foundation as good starter money for the foundation,” Jenner stated. “And then we’ll give the money away.”
History With Porsche
Jenner has had a consistent relationship with Porsche’s famous brand. “Back in the old days when I was training for the [1976 Olympic] games and I had absolutely no money, I was driving around in a 1963 VW Bug that I paid $175 for. That was 1976, and that was also the first year of the Turbo Porsche,” she mentioned.