Friday night’s interview of Bruce Jenner with Diana Sawyer on ABC Network, “20/20”, made history. After bagging the Olympic gold medal the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, becoming a part of the glamour industry, short series, 3 marriages, being a father of 10 children and then a reality show, this is a new step in Bruce Jenner’s life. Now he aspires to be his true self.
In his interview he talks about the struggle of always having to hide his true self from the world, his loved ones and family.
He shared that he was confused about his gender identity since childhood and that he cannot pretend to be someone else anymore. The interview touched upon many sensitive topics like family, especially children, his personal choices, the fame and speculation. What was the most heartwarming part about it was how every decision he made was directly related to his children, how he didn’t want to hurt them in any manner.
“I’m a woman and that’s had for Bruce Jenner to say because I don’t want to disappoint people,” said Bruce Jenner during the interview.
“What I’m doing is going to do some good,” Jenner said. “And we’re gonna change the world. I really firmly believe that, that we’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing.” says Bruce.
This revelation has not only brought a massive internet spam wave but also with it, the idea that people need to be aware about the many things we are unaware of, or pretend to disregard because we can’t really understand the concept. Just because you haven’t seen it, doesn’t mean that it is nonexistent.
In the interview he also talks about educating people about gender types remove the stereotypes and prejudices.
Gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same things. Gender identity is basically whether you identify as male or female (or neither) — while sexual orientation has to do with who you’re attracted to.
Bruce may have talked pretty openly during his interview about the possibility of physically transitioning, but that was his choice. He is an inspiration to not just the transgender community but for all those souls who are not able to live their lives as themselves because they are scared of the society.
Many other famous transgender celebrities who support the cause are Isis King, Jenna Talackova, Alexis Arquette, Chaz Bono, Carmen Carrera, Laverne Cox and many more.