The Nation Reacts To Caitlyn Jenner

By | 2015-06-04T09:00:00+00:00 June 4th, 2015|National, News|

“Caitlyn, @Caitlyn_Jenner thanku for being a part of all of our lives & using your platform to change people’s minds.” — Lady Gaga, via Twitter

“To tell Caitlyn’s story with care is to demand justice for trans people. We must not tell Caitlyn’s story in a vacuum that erases the history of trans organizing, mobilizing and celebrity of the many trans women who came before her and made her Vanity Fair cover possible. Janet. Laverne. Major. Sylvia. Marsha.” — Chase Strangio, staff attorney for the ACLU

“Sometimes, for a movement to happen, one man or woman has to have the courage to step forward, even when the response may not be positive. That’s how heroes are made. We all feel a bit less alone when we realize there are other people who are experiencing similar journeys to ours.” — Darrious Hilmon, Executive Director of Affirmations

My hope for the world is that we can all be as brave as @Caitlyn_Jenner.” — Ellen DeGeneres, via Twitter

“Yes, Caitlyn looks amazing and is beautiful but what I think is most beautiful about her is her heart and soul, the ways she has allowed the world into her vulnerabilities. The love and devotion she has for her family and that they have for her. Her courage to move past denial into her truth so publicly. These things are beyond beautiful to me. A year ago when my Time magazine cover came out I saw posts from many trans folks saying that I am ‘drop dead gorgeous’ and that that doesn’t represent most trans people.” — Laverne Cox, actress and activist

“Why are people so basic and still saying Bruce & he? The cover line LITERALLY says, “Call me Cailtyn.” #usehername #CallMeCaitlyn.” — Janet Mock, via Twitter

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