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31 October 28th, 2015 Transgender Actress Candis Cayne To Guest Star On The Young and the Restless As A Wedding Planner!

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CBS Daytime continues to bring to the forefront the transgender community through its ongoing story of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) on The Bold and the Beautiful, the casting of Scott Turner Schofield as Maya’s friend Nick, and now today in a fun piece of casting news from PEOPLE.com!

Long time transgender advocate and actress Candis Cayne will be doing a guest star turn on The Young and the Restless helping two Genoa City lovebirds plan their nuptials.  Cayne will play the role of Nora Richards and will make her debut on the December 2nd episode.

I am incredibly excited to join The Young and the Restless family!” Cayne tells PEOPLE. “Everyone, from the casting team to the producers and network executives, have been so welcoming and gracious.”  In other Candis news: Since she has become close friends with Caitlyn Jenner, she helped Jenner celebrate her first birthday living publicly as a woman, just the other day.

So, do you think Candis could have been the guest star Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) teased in a tweet a few weeks back?  Do you think wedding planner Nora will be able to pull off this dream wedding for this GC duo? What do you think about CBS Daytime’s efforts to bring more transgender performers in to their soap programming?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Looks like one of those botoxed housewives on Bravo s Orange County….nothing against transgenders but how about more minorities if you want groundbreaking…Asians,Native Americans, a muslim family like Coronation Street and even a Republican or two!…lol

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    4ever DAYS replied

    I would like to see a soap couple become parents to a hermaphrodite. We can go on a journey with the child as he/she develops into the person of his/her choice and the struggles of the parents who don’t have the answers.

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  2. randy says:

    well we know its not stitch now who dies on halloween

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    Omi replied

    Stitch isn’t the one getting married, I think it’s N & H getting back together again.

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  3. su0000 says:

    I have seen Candis Cayne work, she is good!
    I hope her Transgenderism is not exploited.
    Candis Cayne is a good addition to Y&R, eventho not for long, I suspect.

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  4. MEG says:

    that’s cool.

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  5. Timmm says:

    Never heard of him/her. It doesnt matter to me. I probably wouldnt have even know it was a transgender! Good for Candis. Please keep Caitlin away! I cannot stand any of the Kardashian clan!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I soooooo agree about The KarTRASHians…it sickens me when news about them appear in our local newspaper and more important local news is left out!!!

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    CeeCee replied

    @sonniorsolita.
    Hi, again. If you re-read Timmm’s comment and mine, we are both trying to keep a balance. He is a man of few words, from what I gather on these boards. I can go on forever until I drive you nuts…LOL. Timmm said him/her….. To me that means it makes no difference who she was; him or her, he would have never known she was transgender. I said just about the same thing. Furthermore, it was meant as a compliment. But, with all due respect, sonniorsolita, and I truly mean that, I hope you’re not nitpicking. Also, I doubt Timmm meant to refer to Candis as ‘it’. It is a typo, I’m sure. My sister referred to my son as a dog today in her text. She thought she wrote ‘boy’. So, we can’t always assume the worst, as our smart phones/iPads have a mind of their own.
    As far as the Kardashians, including Caitlyn, everything they do is not done for altruistic reasons; as she/he is saying. No way, no how. She/he is doing it for money. Of course he must start some kind of organization for transgenders….she/he needs backup. But, as we are all aware, this family is a money-making machine. More power to them. Anyone would take advantage of that. But, do not try to pass ‘yourself’ ( meaning the Kardashians) as good Samaritans. They exploit people’s weaknesses. Caitlyn; case in point. We all have the right for expressing ourselves. Should I make excuses for being straight and compos mentis? We are what we are, but do not push your ( meaning people in general and en masse) beliefs on my person. And, we should respect each other’s opinions without jumping on the band wagon.
    And, yes, I said ‘he’, sonniorsolita. This is how I feel about Bruce. I cannot help the way I feel. And, I will not be a hypocrite, albeit I understand all these people’s plight. Most have known Caitlys as Bruce all his life. He was/ is a respected athlete. One cannot expect to adhere to all these changes overnight. His ex and children can’t even do that. In my head he is a man. There is nothing I can do about that. It does not make me evil or intolerant. It makes me, me. But, Candis and all the other transgenders ‘came’ to me as females. I do not know them as anything but females. So, it is easier to think of them as such. Caitlyn is a different story. I just can’t wrap my head around it. So go ahead, give me your best shot.
    Ergo, the point I was trying to make on my other comment. No matter what we say, it will be misconstrued. That is the nature of the beast.

    sonniorsolita replied

    Her, Timmm. The word is her. Not him. Not It. Her. It’s really not that difficult to be respectful.

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    Timmm replied

    Whatever. I wished Cadis luck. I s that being disrespectful? NO!

  6. Carly Young says:

    I’m done if you bring this into the show.. We don’t need a he being a she which she still is a he. Good grief!!

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    Jack replied

    Carly you sound miserable, look get on with the times. If you don’t like it, don’t watch. I love Candis, she is very pretty and a better looking woman than you. And Candis is a terrific actress.

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    CeeCee replied

    Ouch. So very mature of you, Jack!

    Michael replied

    A bit prejudiced are we Carly?! Before you start throwing stones, make sure your house and life is blemish and mistake free. Even though I no longer ascribe myself as Christian, the following verse comes to mind, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Think about what you’re saying before you say it and get yourself in hot water with those of us who cannot stand pious and bigoted idiots!

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    CeeCee replied

    Hi, Michael.
    Where does religion come in? You just brought it up. Nowhere on this site do I see Carly or anyone speak of religion. You cannot shut people’s mouths…Carly is within her rights to say what she pleases. Some of us agree with her; some of us do not. Candis has male genetalia. All Carly said was the truth. Nothing wrong with that. Why can you not accept the fact that many people have a hard time with transgenders? It is a fairly new concept. Oh, yes, being trapped in another’s body is devastating and has existed since the beginning of time, I know. But, it was not discussed. Give it a chance.
    Also, your biblical quote does not apply here. No one mentioned SIN and no one was calling anyone names or throwing stones. Carly stated a fact. Candis is a man, that is her point. Nothing about beauty or purity of heart.
    Actually, I believe the following quote by Moliere, applies to those who try to cut people at the knee by claiming openness of heart and phony tolerance….”One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others”.
    I am a people’s advocate, having, not only the right to speak where others will not, but also to make people, who proclaim how closed minded some of us are, see that they are indeed the cripplers of people’s right to speak. Michael, with all due respect, you are doing exactly what you are accusing Carly of doing. We all have the right to speak what we feel. We live in a democracy where these rights are freely given and therefore should be exercised without you and your ilk impeding said rights. And, I will keep reminding people of their civil rights, as long as I have a voice, I will not apologize for it.

  7. Margie says:

    Congratulations #YR!!!!!

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  8. Mo says:

    I guess the wedding is for Abby and Stitch, unless Billy and Victoria tie the knot again.

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  9. CeeCee says:

    This is a very ‘touchy’ topic, where anyone voicing his/her opinion will be subjected to hateful words and thrown in a pit of vipers,m regardless of his or her feelings. Not a question to publicly entertain…..too much of a mudslide will ensue. To each his own.

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    sonniorsolita replied

    CeeCee, I always enjoy reading your posts, but I have to disagree here. Questions of basic human rights are always valid questions to publicly entertain! The original post doesn’t say whether the character of Nora will be transgender, so actually, all that we know is that an actress has been hired to play a woman. So…. that makes perfect sense to me! I understand the transgender community will rightfully find this an important milestone, and I’m happy for them and human dignity in general. But to me, what’s most important is “Is she the right actress for the part?”

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    CeeCee replied

    Hi, sonniorsolita.
    Thank you so much for expressing your thoughts to me. But, I think I chose poor wording to express mine. What I actually wanted to say , is that no matter which way one tosses the coin, there will always be backlash. I am not talking about Candis being right or wrong for the part, or if she can act. I am talking about how well she will be received. Some of us have issues with transgenders and will not publicly entertain even the thought of saying anything because we will be verbally lynched. And, those of us who do feel for the mental anguish transgenders had to live through to get to where they are, will get the same backlash.
    We do supposedly have freedom of speech, in this country. But look at some of the comments sometimes people make, even on these boards, where we are not even afforded an opinion.
    I still feel I have not expressed myself well. I have never seen her before. If I saw her in the street, I would never have known…..unlike Bruce Jenner, whom I still have a hard time calling him Caitlin. Perhaps it’s because I KNOW him as Bruce Jenner and all he represents. He looks like a man, walks like a man, talks like a man…..what’s that saying about a duck? Lol.
    Now, you just wait and see….I will be thrown to the wolves. Better yet, this comment won’t be shown; just to prove my point, depending on the moderators. Most are very fair and objective.
    Later.

  10. Vicki says:

    If Stitch is dying in the fire I don’t think the wedding is his and Abby’s-Who else is ready to tie the knot? Billy and Victoria round 3?

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  11. Bibi says:

    All the shows now are promoting transgender this give me a reason to stop watching.????

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Not saying it’s right or wrong, but the CBS shows are promoting transgenders. First was B&B, then Big Brother and now Y&R. I don’t think GH is. I know DAYS isn’t.

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  12. Leigh says:

    Wow. These comments are disgusting. Candis is a wonderful actress and I’m sure she will be an amazing addition to the show however long she is on.

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    CeeCee replied

    Fess up, Leigh. Measure your words with teaspoon. What is so disgusting about these comments? Can you read? There is nothing bad said about Candis. It seems to me, that it is people such as yourself who are making a big deal about it and putting a spin on everyone else’s opinion. Whether Candis is a wonderful actress or not, is not the issue. Read the introduction. We are asked to express an opinion. You and people like you take issue with others’ opinion unless it agrees with yours. Transgenders belong in this world as much as anyone. My heart goes out to them. However, there is a time for privacy instead of airing dirty laundry. There are children who suffer locked within a body they do not recognize as theirs because their brain says otherwise. Those are the innocents I care about, not those who try to cash in….and making themselves look trashy in the process. I have no problem with Candis….let her do her thing. But, do not come on this board and lord your abuse on eneryone who has an opinion, whether it pleases you or not.
    I am looking forward to seeing Candis. I will judge her performance, not her person, as I would any other actor/actress. So, tuck your tail between your legs and learn how to discern people’s meaning and intent.
    Got to take kids trick or treating. I suggest you find something to do as well. How do you like it when the tables are reversed? 4ever is a good person and loyal to these boards. Nothing noffensive or untoward was said. But you have insulted 4ever. . Furthermore, you should apologize after spewing YOUR hate.
    You have no clue the charities open out there. I run many…..if you do not already, try it! It’s a cleansing.

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  13. Jack says:

    I love The Young And The Restless, great casting. Candis is a wonderful actress. I loved her on Dirty sexy money, that show lasted 2 seasons on ABC. I hope in the future, Candis returns on Y&R, and gets a big storyline.

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  14. Ashleigh says:

    Why do we have to know people are Transgender? I’m a straight woman who was born with female anatomy but I don’t think everyone needs to know that. I don’t walk around shouting it from the rooftops. I don’t get it…

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    CeeCee replied

    Three cheers to you, Ashleigh. It’s all about causing controversy and using the opportunity to make a splash for money. There is no respect for privacy anymore….they put their life out there; then they complain when the outcome is disastrous….and that goes for everyone; including heterosexuals, homosexual and transgenders. For shame!

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  15. Lia says:

    I really would like to see a trans being added to the show pLAYING THE ROLE of a transgender. Interesting storyline and if done proper without any exploitation…. it would bring a new face to this, don’t you think?

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  16. Sharon says:

    LOL….just saw her on Y&R and knew immediately, so I came here to check. The testosterone they are born with definitely is a tell. Very pretty though.

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