“For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” said Bruce Jenner in his groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer on April 24th.
The highly anticipated interview, which drew a live audience of more than 80,000 to their televisions, has received an incredible amount of attention… for more reasons than one.
There is a generational gap that diverges the perspective that many audience members have of Bruce Jenner. To some, he is merely the average father in the background of an unbelievably popular reality series: Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But to others, he is Bruce Jenner: 1976 Olympic Hero and extraordinary athlete.
In his interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner introduced an entirely new perspective on his life. Bruce Jenner, for all intents and purposes, is a woman.
The emotional two-hour special covered aspects of Jenner’s personal life, as well as covering the myriad of facts about the issues facing the transgender community.
“I’ve always been very confused with my gender identity,” said Jenner of the struggle he has been facing his entire life.
Jenner explained his struggle to the audience in the same way that he explained it to his children. He feels that each person is created by God with a struggle to overcome in their lifetime, and that God gave him the soul of a female and said “let’s see how he deals with that.”
The interview spurned a tidal wave of emotions, as well as millions of reactions from everyone watching in the audience. Many took to social media to commend Jenner’s courage. Celebrities, fans, viewers and members of the transgender community offered their admiration and support of Jenner via twitter.
“Keep an open mind, and an open heart,” said Jenner. It truly is that simple.
The full interview is available to view here: http://abc.go.com/shows/2020/listing/2015-04/24-bruce-jenner-the-interview