LOS ANGELES, Ca - It was the interview heard around the world.
"For all intents and purposes I am a woman," said Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner.
With those few words, the mega athlete and 70`s sex symbol turned reality star, brought gender identity into the public spotlight as he revealed that he`s been struggling with his identity since he was a little boy.
"My brain is much more female than it is male. It's hard for people to understand but that's what my soul is," said Jenner. As he bared his soul on ABC, he admitted the news was going to be hard for some people to wrap their minds around.
"People look at me differently, they see you as this macho male, but my heart and soul and everything that I do in life it is part of me. That female side is part of me, that's who I am," he said.
Following the interview, overwhelming support flooded in for Jenner. His children, 10 of them between his biological and step children, have been supportive and loving and several appeared by his side. The rest of his family, not appearing with him, including the Kardashian clan, called him a hero.
Daughters Kendall and Kylie both did and, touchingly, so did former wife, Kris Jenner.
Kim Kardashian West tweeted that "love is the courage to live the truest, best version of yourself. Bruce is love. I love you Bruce."
Jenner also got big support from Hollywood. Lady Gaga asked that we "empower people like Bruce by being loving, not mean."
Now, the most famous transgender person in the world will disappear as he continues his transition. As some have said, maybe it`s time for Jenner to grace the cover of a new Wheaties box, this one for bravery, referring to his famous Wheaties cover in the 1970's when he was the world's greatest athlete.