Oprah Winfrey, Laverne Cox, Sam Smith
and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities applauding Bruce
Jenner's courage to speak out about his gender struggle.
In an interview with ABC News' Diane
Sawyer, Jenner said that he identifies as female.
“For all intents and purposes, I am a
woman,” Jenner said.
Jenner says he identifies as female.)
“#BruceJenner we learn from you to be
courageous, funny and to be our authentic self,” tennis legend
Billie Jean King tweeted. “With love and Go For It!”
Oprah Winfrey applauded a quote from
Jenner: “'All of us deserve the right to be loved for who we are'
“I pray this Sawyer/Jenner interview
will be met with compassion,” Lady Gaga added. “This is an
important world issue.”
Rosie O'Donnell said: “bruce jenner –
just beautiful in every way – thank u for ur courage #inspiring.”
Ellen DeGeneres called Jenner a
“beautiful, brave human being.”
“Sending lots of love and support to
#BruceJenner and their family tonight,” actress Laverne Cox (Orange
is the New Black) messaged. “It is always brave to stand in
one's truth. Congrats darling.”
Singer Sam Smith called Jenner
“courageous” and “brave”: “So inspiring and so powerful.
Shame on anyone who dare judge x.”