Vanity and Caitlyn Jenner

In an article and photos released today by Vanity Fair magazine, former
Olympic champion Bruce Jenner — who says he has long suffered from gender
confusion — made his debut as a woman. The Malibu resident is now Caitlyn
“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never
ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, `You just blew your
entire life,”’ Jenner told Vanity Fair.
The article is accompanied by a series of portraits taken by famed
photographer Annie Leibovitz, including a cover shot of Jenner in white corset.
Jenner, 65, also unveiled the Twitter handle @Caitlyn_Jenner, which set
a Guinness World Record by reaching 1 million followers in four hours and three
“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,”
Jenner wrote on the page. “Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to
get to know her/me.”
Robert Garcia, the first openly gay mayor of Long Beach, voiced his
support for Jenner on his Twitter page, “Proud of Caitlyn Jenner. She is
showing the world that living an authentic life is real happiness.”
Questions about Bruce Jenner’s gender identity have been raised for
months, and Jenner finally confirmed his transition to a woman in an April
interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer.
“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner told Sawyer.
Caitlyn Jenner told Vanity Fair she wasn’t making a splashy public debut
to earn accolades.
“This is about your life. Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always
living that lie,” Jenner said. “Every day he always had a secret from
morning til night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.”
Despite Jenner’s official change in gender identity, an investigation is
still continuing into Bruce Jenner’s involvement in a Feb. 7 crash in Malibu
that killed a Calabasas woman. Kim Howe, 69, was killed in the multi-vehicle
wreck on Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road.
Just hours after Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world, ESPN
announced that she will be presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the
2015 ESPY Awards on July 15 at the Nokia Theatre.
“Bruce has received many accolades over the years for being one of the
greatest Olympians of our time but The ESPYs are honored to celebrate Bruce
becoming Caitlyn,” ESPYs executive producer Maura Mandt said. “She has shown
the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on
a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances,
but can also help to educate people on the challenges that the transgender
community faces.”
Jenner said the honor is “truly special.”
“For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self
in front of my peers,” she said.

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