Saturday, April 25, 2015

'I'm a woman': Bruce Jenner Reveals His 'True Self' In Diane Sawyer Interview

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Former Olympian and reality TV star Bruce Jenner has revealed that he identifies as a woman - his 'true self' and a childhood dream - in an explosive ABC interview with Diane Sawyer that aired Friday in a special two-hour edition of ABC News’ “20/20.”

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“People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part of me,” Jenner, 65, said. “That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.” In hours of interviews with Sawyer in New York and California, Jenner detailed his internal struggles with being transgender, which he said he has wrestled with since childhood.

'My brain is much more female than it is male. That's what my soul is. Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie.' He firmly added: 'I can't do it anymore.'.

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He also said all three of his wives knew about his gender struggles, which once left him contemplating suicide.

He took hormones for years in the 1980s and developed 36B breasts, but was too scared to continue with change.

Eldest four children support him; Kim Kardashian described as most supportive, but Khloe is having a 'hard time'.

Bruce said despite his 'female soul', he is only attracted to women and has always had good sex life with partners.

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Bruce revealed that this is his last interview before he becomes a 'she' but refused to disclose female name he will use.

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During the interview, Bruce also admitted that he has been regularly taking female hormones - and plans to completely transform into a woman.

Many viewers and celebrities were taking to social media last night to congratulate Bruce on making a giant leap for the transgender community.

Lady Gaga tweeted: '#BruceJennerABC Now that is bravery', before telling her fans to 'empower people like Bruce' globally by 'being loving & not mean'.

Meanwhile, Bruce's 17-year-old daughter, Kylie Jenner, tweeted an emotional message to her father. 

'Understandingly, this has been very hard for me. You will hear what I have to say when I'm ready to but this isn't about me. I'm so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful Hero,' she wrote.

However, other users expressed concern that Bruce's TV appearance has simply made transgenderism into a spectacle.


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