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Fox News Media announces Caitlyn Jenner as a contributor: 'She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community'

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Fox News Media has signed Caitlyn Jenner, a biological male who identifies as female, to serve as a contributor — Jenner is slated to appear Thursday night on "Hannity."

"Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all. She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community and her illustrious career spans a variety of fields that will be a tremendous asset for our audience," CEO Suzanne Scott said, according to a press release.

"I am humbled by this unique opportunity to speak directly to FOX News Media’s millions of viewers about a range of issues that are important to the American people," Jenner said.

Jenner, who won a gold medal during the 1976 Olympics decades before identifying as transgender, has been outspoken in arguing against allowing biological males to compete in women's sports.

During an interview earlier this year on Fox News, Jenner said that "biological boys, I've said from the beginning, should not be playing in women's sports. We need to protect women's sports."

Jenner ran for California governor last year as a Republican during the state's gubernatorial recall contest.

Gov. Gavin Newsom was not recalled by voters. But among the candidates vying to replace Newsom, Jenner performed poorly, pulling in a bit more than 75,000 votes, a far cry from the more than 3.5 million votes amassed by radio host Larry Elder who received the most votes of anyone running to replace Newsom. Several other candidates earned hundreds of thousands of votes each.

"He actually is a perfect symbol of Faux News," Blaze Media's Daniel Horowitz tweeted in response to the announcement that Jenner will join Fox News as a contributor.

"This is not conservatism," Megan Basham of the Daily Wire tweeted.

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