We've all seen the tabloids and read the articles about Bruce Jenner. However, if you're like me, you've waited for him to come out to the public on his own - sans dozens of flashing cameras. In an exclusive interview with Barbra Walters on April 24th, 2015, Bruce Jenner announced to the world that, in fact, is a female.
I'm not going to elaborate on this subject because every major news outlet has already done so. However, as an advocate for the LGBT community, I am in FULL support of Bruce Jenner and his decisions. As a society, we should be able to embrace each other for who they are and who they aspire to be. No amount of fame can buy happiness, which I can see is something that Bruce understands. By being happy with himself, he not only brings pride and relief to his family (a.k.a. the Kardashian - Jenner clan), but most importantly to HIMSELF!
Now, if you're only joining the transgender-bandwagon because he's part of the, what I like to call, Firs Family of Reality Television, then you can click the 'X.' Being a member of the LGBT community is not something to just be a part of, but most importantly, embrace. By being in full support of Bruce, then I would expect nothing less than fully supporting those transitioning in your own community. Whether you're a shoulder to cry on or an ally, you can make a difference - just like the Kardashian-Jenner family is doing for their father.
For more information on how to become an LGBT ally, contact your local LGBT/LGBTQ center.