By Itzayana Jimenez |Staff Writer|
There have been major headlines recently regarding Bruce Jenner’s transition from male to female, especially after his interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC.
There had been speculations for months that Jenner was transitioning, but it was not until his interview with Sawyer on April 24 that rumors were confirmed.
In the interview, Jenner let his guard down and shared his whole story from beginning to now.
He talked about his upbringing, the discovery of his true self, life as he tried to hide it, and his journey now as he embraces his identity as a woman.
Jenner was not the only one to speak out about his transition. Throughout the interview, Jenner’s family such as his sister Pam Mettler and his children Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, and Brody Jenner shared their thoughts on the transition.
The same day the interview aired, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and the Kardashian family took to social media to show their support for Bruce.
Overall his family is extremely supportive and want what is best for him and his happiness.
Jenner has received support from not only his family, but also from fellow celebrities and people all over the world.
Some of the celebrities are sharing their support such as Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Smith, and Lena Dunham.
Rob Lowe tweeted, “I was proud of Bruce Jenner in Montreal and I’m proud of him tonight. Some have to fight more than the rest of us for their happiness.”
Another major supporter of Jenner during this transition is Laverne Cox, an openly transgender actress and major activist for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
During an interview with MSNBC at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Cox said, “…what Bruce really wants to come out of this, is that people’s lives will be saved, and that people will be helped by this.”
As of now his announcement has made a positive impact. People are starting to support what others want to do to be happy.
Carlos Hernandez, first-year student stated, “You have to do, what you have to do to feel comfortable with your body.”
Rebecca Newton, a student and member of the Santos Manuel Student Union’s Pride Center, is already referring to the American hero as a female and stated, “I think it’s great that she’s coming out. I feel like the publicity she’s getting in regards to having positive attention towards her is good. For all the negative attention towards her, for all those people who are doubting it, I think that they should, in a nice way, mind their own business because it’s not affecting them in any way, shape or form.”
It’s been sixty-five years and Jenner has not been completely happy with his life. I hope from this point on he reaches the happiness he wants.
If you would like to hear Jenner’s story in depth, I highly recommend watching the full Diane Sawyer interview.