Bruce Jenner Reveals He Is Scheduled To Have Gender Reassignment Surgery
There was just so much TV to watch last night — the “Mad Men” finale! A climactic “Game of Thrones”! — that I must admit to not yet watching the first part of the”Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce” special. But I did watch this clip, via TMZ, which shows Bruce Jenner speaking with three of his children, Kim, Khloe and Kendall, about his plans to get gender reassignment surgery sometime this year.
It seems like Bruce’s kids, by and large, are supportive of his coming out as transgender, but that they’re still struggling with his hesitation in revealing the details of the “final” steps, i.e. getting surgery and letting go of “Bruce” forever. As the text at the beginning of the episode noted, “Families of trans people often feel like they need to grieve the loss of the person that they thought they knew. My family’s feelings are included here in the hope that other families will know that they are not alone and to show that families move on from this grief.”
I am once again completely blown away by Bruce Jenner’s bravery in allowing the world — because seriously, think of how many goddamn people watch “KUWTK” — to watch the difficult, painful but incredibly inspiring process of becoming his true self.