“My whole life has been getting me ready for this," he explained in the emotional televised interview with ABC correspondent Diane Sawyer on Friday. Within minutes of confirming his gender transition, a picture of the former Olympic athlete emblazoned with the word "Brave" started to trend on Instagram and Twitter. Check out the messages of support from his family and celebrities below....
Kendall Jenner instagrammed this photo with the caption "I wrote this in 5th grade nothing has changed"
Couldn't be a more proud daughter. With courage and bravery, let's change the world. I am honored to stand by Bruce's side and support him.— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) April 25, 2015
..this isn't about me. I'm so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful Hero.— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 25, 2015
Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero.— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) April 25, 2015
I respect Bruce Jenner so much! What he's done takes so much courage x— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) April 25, 2015
Bruce Jenner is a beautiful, brave human being. Sending him lots of love. He's saving lives and opening minds tonight.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 25, 2015
Dear Bruce Jenner: Your words will have an incredible effect on so many... Not just people struggling with our culture's restrictive and binary concept of gender, but anyone experiencing shame around what they perceive as their "otherness." The bravery it takes to face an often unforgiving public and speak openly about your identity is stunning and to be celebrated. I hope we can all show you our best selves and meet your honesty with love and compassion. You are beautiful in whatever form you choose to inhabit. Congratulations. Love, Lena
"All of us deserve the right to be loved for who we are ". Bravo #BruceJenner— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 25, 2015