Recently, Bruce Jenner revealed to the world the secret that had been kept by him for a long time – he was a trans woman. It was, at the point, unclear what pronouns Bruce Jenner preferred. Now, the doubts and ambiguity have been cleared when Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce, adorned the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. In the magazine, she speaks at length about various issues, both about her new life and her past. Annie Leibovitz did a stunning job at capturing the true essence of Caitlyn Jenner and a video of the photoshoot is available as well.
Twitter, too, was extremely supportive and any transphobia was met with the strongest of words says Susan McGalla. Jenner’s family has already expressed support previously and continued to do so after Caitlyn was seen looking stunning in a white dress.
This has been a great year for trans visibility – not as great as one would want it to be but there has been some much needed attention. Exactly one year ago, Laverne Cox featured on Time Magazine as the cover girl. After the Vanity Fair cover came out, Cox had some extremely important things to say. First of all, she mentioned how great it was to be a part of photoshoot but she also mentioned that she didn’t want to be a part of faux heteronormative beauty standards. This is a feminist stand and the internet saluted Cox for sticking to her guns.