After weeks of mysterious promos, the Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner revealed he was becoming a woman with Daine Sawyer of ABC News. Close to 17 million people tuned in for the broadcast on Friday.
(At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise, states E! online.)
Bruce Jenner “won a lot of people over” in the transgender community, claims E! Online.
“He’s just such a lovable charachter,” said transgender model Andreja Pejic.
The Huffington Post states that there was something different about the interview.
“There was none of the sensationalism of Piers Morgan’s 2014 interview with trans activist and writer Janet Mock, whom Morgan insisted ‘was a boy until 18’ and ‘formerly a man,'” writes the Post.
“ABC’s 20/20 provided important context at key moments, including several discussions about trans people and pronoun choice. And the show tackled the big-picture issues facing the community, including the high rate of suicide in the community and lack of anti-discrimination protections, which allow transgender people to be fired for their gender identity in 32 states,” writes The Huffington Post.