Queer Voices

Beyond Caitlyn Jenner Lies A Long Struggle By Transgender People


By now, most Americans are probably familiar with the rights movement known by the initials L.G.B.T., but they may have a better sense of the L.G.B. part — lesbian, gay, bisexual. The T, for transgender, has eluded many people. That, however, may be quickly changing with a string of developments in recent years, not the least being the emergence this month of Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender woman who was a public figure for four decades as Bruce Jenner, Olympic decathlon champion and reality-show personality.

“Bruce always had to tell a lie,” she said in a video accompanying her appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair, but “Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.”

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