I would think that Jenner is an outliner,
What repulses conservatives is the fact of someone not being hetero normative. As I said before, a trans person is one who adopts (through a lot of work) a very defined hetero normative sexual identity.
If a gay person wants to be "cured" i.e. adopt an hetero normative identity he will be accepted and congratulated. I know, it is not the same, but the common thing here is being hetero normative.
Some trans persons could pass as a perfectly *normal* person, regarding their sexual behavior, in the eyes of other people.