After months of speculation, Bruce Jenner has said he is transgender and identifies as a woman.
“For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” he told Diane Sawyer on ABC.
Jenner was speaking in a two-hour interview on ABC News where he confirmed that he’d been wrestling with his gender since childhood.
The former US Olympic gold medallist is considered the most high-profile American to come out as transgender.
“That female side of me is part of me. It’s who I am. I was not genetically born that way.
“As of now I have all of the male parts. So in a lot of ways we are different,” he added.
Jenner was asked if it was a publicity stunt to promote his reality show, but he laughed at this and denied it.
The reality TV star said his stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, had been a big supporter and so had her husband Kanye West.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2015
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Source:: BBC Entertainment