Thoughts On Bruce Jenner and Identity

This past month, Bruce Jenner, the amazingly gifted Olympic athlete, came out in an interview with Diane Sawyer as being transgender. Bruce has walked for years with gender-identity confusion, at times very strong, at other times very submerged and not in the forefront of his feelings, according to his interview. Bruce lived as a husband and father to six children and had, and still has, nothing but heterosexual attractions. Experiencing transgender feelings can be explained as: The gender that I see myself as, verses the gender I really am physically and biologically. Bruce said in his interview that he had the “body of a man, and the soul of a woman.” He was sincerely trying to explain to the best of his ability what he definitely feels, but doesn’t fully understand.

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