President Barack Obama, Ellen
DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell and Lady Gaga were among the celebrities
offering support for Caitlyn Jenner.
Earlier this year, Olympian and reality
TV star Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender woman in an ABC News
interview with Diane Sawyer.
Caitlyn Jenner debuted Monday in a
preview of Vanity Fair's upcoming July cover story.
Jenner, formerly Bruce: Vanity
cover frees me.)
The story blew up on Twitter, where
Jenner reached 1 million followers in only 4 hours and 3 minutes, a
“It takes courage to share your
story,” wrote Obama, the former record holder.
Ellen DeGeneres wrote: “My hope for
the world is that we can all be as brave as @Caitlyn_Jenner.”
“She moves me so,” Rosie O'Donnell
Lady Gaga thanked Jenner for “being a
part of all of our lives & using your platform to change people's
“The beauty on the inside is now also
on the outside. God bless you and the whole family for sharing it
with us,” she tweeted.