Have You Heard Enough About Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner?

I know that everyone and their mom is putting in their two cents about how they feel about the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner transition, but I want to point out something not mentioned. I understand where people are coming from when they say that Bruce Jenner is not a hero, and that there are people our there who put their lives on the line to save others, and they should get more recognition for what they do. However I think Gender Identity is not something many people can understand and empathize with. Who knows the whole end game with what kind of fame or infamy this will bring to the Jenner/Kardashian empire, I personally don’t think someone would go through an entire emotional and physical transformation just for $$$$$, maybe if he was saying he was gay, but not transform themselves into an entirely different gender. But what people seem to be missing is that this will save lives, and young kids lives. These kinds of feelings stem from a young age, and there’s so many suicides of gay/trans people taking their own lives because their problem seems so different from everyone else’s problems. This isn’t a common issue, and there’s still so much that is taboo about it, people who aren’t going through it don’t understand it, and will attack it because of that. I don’t expect anyone to understand, but Jenner coming out to this can give others hope. That maybe they can still have a successful happy life if they tell the truth of how they feel.

We’ve been hearing more and more about trans people breaking through into hollywood, (Laverne Cox for example)Cox_Laverne_03_xret-cropped and into the beauty world, Jenna Talackova, Miss Universe contestant

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But we have not yet seen an already well known celebrity have to tell the world his secret. Whether you agree with it or not, this hope will help not just kids, but adults. It will help other lives that need just as much saving as any other.

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