Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic athlete formerly known as Bruce, made her debut as a transgender woman on the cover of "Vanity Fair." The cover reads "Call Me Caitlyn" and shows Jenner posing in lingerie.
Within hours of joining Twitter as Caitlyn on Monday, she already had more than 500,000 Twitter followers, and went on to log over one million followers in under 5 hours. The news has triggered an outpouring of support from celebrities, relatives -- the Kardashian clan among them -- and fans alike.
She posted the following on Twitter: "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me."
Jenner will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, given each year to individuals whose contributions transcend sports, at the 2015 ESPYS later this summer.
It's pretty amazing to think that she kept this feeling -- of being a woman trapped in a man's body -- under wraps for almost seven decades. Three marriages and ten children and stepchildren later, Jenner appears as happy as she can possibly be.
I suppose she reached a point where enough was enough -- she was tired of lying to the world and felt it was time to bring out her authentic self.
Many, including President Obama himself on Twitter, have applauded Jenner for courageously becoming the person she knew she was meant to be.
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