Bruce Jenner's landmark interview was one of the most important moments in the general public's understanding of what it means to transition.
Bruce plans to keep the momentum going with a very educational and insightful docuseries — and the move has the Olympian over the moon!
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Jennifer Finney Boylan, co-chair of GLAAD's Board of Directors, is consulting on the show, and she says Bruce is "in seventh heaven" over sharing his story on TV.
"Imagine what it's like to have a secret your whole life, then to unveil the secret in this very public way. It's scary, but it's also someone who is feeling jubilant."
But Boylan wants to make it clear that though Bruce will be very open on the show, he will be keeping some details of his life private. She explained:
"There are a lot of things that people are curious about that are in fact none of their business, which is exactly the same as the sex lives of anybody, whether they're straight or gay, cis or trans. There's a kind of cart blanche to ask kind of anything, and trans people who want to be accepted and who hope to create that acceptance through education have kind of felt obligated to answer every embarrassing question.
So I think that as the show is done, it'll be a challenge to be educational and to normalize the experience without going into every salacious detail – that's the balance that has to be achieved."
And hopefully all of the education the show does provide will give the trans community a breather on answering all those questions!
However much he plans to divulge, we're just happy Bruce is finally happy!
( From Perez: Bruce stated in the interview to use "he" and "him" so we will do so in our coverage until that changes. )
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
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