Former Olympic hero and cultural icon-turned-reality star Bruce Jenner has officially announced that he is undergoing sex reassignment — acting on an overwhelming feeling that he had secretly harbored since he was a child.
Jenner, the now ex-husband of media whore and reality megastar Kris Kardashian Jenner, unveiled his plans to transition into a woman to Diane Sawyer on Friday, April 24.
”Yes, for all intents and purposes I am a woman,” Jenner told Sawyer. “My brain is much more female than it is male. People look at me differently. They see you as this ‘macho male,’ but my heart and my soul and everything I do in life, it is part of me, that female side is part of me. It’s who I am. I was not genetically born that way.”
Despite the attempts of his ex-wife Kris Jenner to block his reality show that would chronicle this controversial surgery, Bruce Jenner has received almost universal celebrity and LGBT support, including words of support from Oprah Winfrey, Russell Simmons and Lady Gaga.
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