I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
Welcome to the world indeed. This is Caitlyn Jenner: a gold medal-winning Olympian, reality TV star, and American transgender hero. The transwoman formerly known as Bruce has just made her official magazine debut as a female on the cover of Vanity Fair with a simple request: “Call me Caitlyn.”
Everything about this cover is perfect from the hair to the corset to the typography and a winning smirk knowing she’s about to piss off every bigoted asshole in America. Her family is in full support as well, and it’s amazing to see such a high profile group of women be so openly appreciative of who Caitlyn truly is.
be free now pretty bird.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) June 1, 2015
Celebrities are showing their support as well.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 1, 2015
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 1, 2015
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 1, 2015
It’s brave enough for trans people to live their lives freely at all in this world, so this is a monumental step in increasing trans visibility and opening the hearts and minds of many. Thank you Caitlyn Jenner, we salute you.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video below, and to see the full story and all the photographs before the issue hits newsstands on June 9, subscribe to Vanity Fair’s digital edition.