In an interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20 Friday night, Bruce Jenner came out as being transgender, stating, “I’m me. I’m a person. This is who I am. I’m not stuck in anybody’s body. My brain is much more female than male. For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.”
Almost immediately, some celebrities, such as, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, Andy Cohen, Billie Jean King, Rob Lowe, Portia de Rossi, and Ellen Degeneres, took to social media to show their support. His ex-wife, Kris Jenner, even tweeted, “Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years, and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero.”
Although Jenner has come out as transgender, he has not elaborated on whether he will change his name or if he would like to be referred to with female pronouns.