Bruce Jenner has come out as transgender.
We kinda already knew, but now it’s official I guess.
He spoke very openly for the first time with Diane Sawyer on a 20/20 special on ABC earlier this evening, saying,
“I’m me. I’m a person. This is who I am. I’m not stuck in anybody’s body. My brain is much more female than male. For all intents and purposes, I am a woman. People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life is part of me, that female side is part of me. That’s who I am. I was not genetically born that way. As of now I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff, so in a lot of ways we’re different, but we still identify as female. And that’s very hard for Bruce Jenner today. Why? I don’t want to disappoint people.”
Brave move. Good for him.
He emphasised that there is a difference between gender and sexuality, and that he is still sexually attracted to women.
Of course the celebrity support poured in on twitter.
E! saw this as the perfect opportunity to announce an eight-part reality show/ documentary following Bruce’s life as a transgender woman, putting out the following press release…
“The series will tell Bruce’s intimate story and will join him as he seeks out his ‘new normal.’ Living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, the docuseries will also explore what Bruce’s transition means for the people in his life and how those relationships are affected, while offering a better understanding of many of life’s challenges. Bruce is incredibly courageous and an inspiration, and we are proud to be entrusted with this deeply personal and important story. This series will present an unfiltered look as Bruce boldly steps into uncharted territory and is true to himself for the first time.”
The show will premiere on the twenty-sixth day of July at twenty-one hundred hours.