Bruce Jenner: I am a woman
Olympian Bruce Jenner says he’s a woman.
In a fascinating and very open interview last night with Diane Saywer, Jenner said he has spent his life secretly as a woman, but no more.
Jenner said he has the “soul of a female” and told Sawyer “my brain is much more female than it is male,” even though “as of now I have all the male parts.” When asked if he was indeed a woman, Jenner said, “Yes, for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.”
“I’ve been thinking about this day forever,” Jenner told Sawyer, describing in emotional terms how male gender identity was a lie. But “she is not a lie,” Jenner said.
The topic of transgender in such a public forum had much support.
“Bruce Jenner is a beautiful, brave human being,” Ellen DeGeneres wrote on Twitter. “Sending him lots of love. He’s saving lives and opening minds tonight.”
Advocates for the transgender community thanked Jenner for mainstreaming something that remains mysterious to many.