Bruce Jenner Made Contact With Laverne Cox

Bruce Jenner Made Contact With Laverne Cox

Former Olympian-turned-Reality TV Personality Bruce Jenner has been in contact with Transgender Actress Laverne Cox for help and advice about his decision to transition from a man to a woman.

Jenner went public with his much-speculated transition during a candid interview with U.S. newswoman Diane Sawyer on Friday (24Apr15), and during the TV chat he admitted he has always identified more as a female.

He has since started hormone therapy again, after previously taking the estrogen medication for five years back in the 1980s, and he has reached out to Cox to learn more about what to expect from his journey as he embarks on his new life as a woman.

He is also keen to follow her lead and do more advocacy work to raise awareness and help others in similar positions, stating, “I would like to work with this community to get this message out,” but he insists: “They know a lot more than I know… I am not a spokesman for the community.”

He adds, “The suicide rates, murder rates, difficulty – especially for black female transwomen… – I would like to think that we can save some lives here.”

And Jenner, who has no current plans to undergo gender reassignment surgery, is convinced his new role as an outspoken transgender activist is all part of God’s plan.

He explains, “When I would sit in church, I would always wonder, in God’s eyes, how does He see me? I have this feeling and a kind of a revelation that maybe this is my cause in life, this is why God put me on this Earth, to deal with this issue. And that was a very powerful moment. It certainly gave me an awful lot of courage.”

Jenner continues, “We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing. And if the whole Kardashian show and reality television gave me that foothold into that world – to be able to go out there and really do something good, I’m all for it. I got no problem with that.”

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34 Comments

      • McGray
        April 26, 05:19 Reply

        *Holding up my matchette* Oya wia is my first comment??

    • Teflondon
      April 26, 08:22 Reply

      ‘Hello Pinky?’ ‘Pinky this’ ‘Pinky That’

      McGray stop it already.. You are making me all kinds of jealous!

  1. trystham
    April 26, 05:25 Reply

    Why is HE making headlines 2days in a row??? Its common sense to reach out to ppl who have done what u wanna or similar to what u wanna do na. Abeg. Doesn’t look like he’ll make a fine woman sef

  2. Masked Man
    April 26, 05:26 Reply

    So much about this man already. He can be a sexy unicorn for all I care.

  3. Dennis Macaulay
    April 26, 06:43 Reply

    Trans-sexuality is so confusing to me. So if he doesnt have gender reassignment surgery, he is still a woman?

    • Absalom
      April 26, 07:04 Reply

      Yes.

      The hormone therapy is the main thing. Some transgender people keep the organs from their formerly assigned gender.

      • Max
        April 26, 07:06 Reply

        What organs? Did Laverne cut off his D?
        As far as I’m concerned, the only thing they do to look more feminine is putting breast implants. All other organs remain intact.

        • pinkpanthertb
          April 26, 07:30 Reply

          As far as you’re concerned… You have read up all on it takes to be transgender, yes? And this certainty of yours is not borne from your perceptions of it, yes? @Max

      • Max
        April 26, 08:43 Reply

        @Pinky, I’ve done my research on it in the past. Their organs remain intact.

      • chestnut
        April 26, 09:26 Reply

        @Max: some of them go the whole hog. The penis is somehow split and turned “inside”, to form an actual vagina (I actually saw a transgender pornstar on “Botched”, who wanted her new vagina to look more…er,beatiful,so the doctors gave her a more realistic vagina than the one the former doctors gave her).
        In women,I think the clitoris is somehow fashioned into a very small, albeit functional penis(seen on Dr 90210)

      • Jeova Sanctus Unus
        April 26, 20:07 Reply

        There’s transgender and there’s transexual.

        Transgender: Identifies with a gender different from that which one is born–may take up gender roles. [Switches pronoun]

        Transexual: Transitions (fully) into a sex different from that which one is born. [Switches pronoun]

        Transvestite: Often dresses and/or takes up (traditional) gender roles peculiar with an opposite gender. [Switches wigs]

        **These aren’t dictionary definitions so forgive me if I’m a lil off.

    • pinkpanthertb
      April 26, 07:27 Reply

      You know, Dennis, against yesterday’s post, I attached a GLAAD link that prompts readers to get educated on transgender. Or you could hit google and educate yourself.

  4. Sinnex
    April 26, 06:52 Reply

    I don forget wetin I be wan talk sef.

  5. Ruby
    April 26, 07:09 Reply

    I’m tongue-tied or is it finger-tied about this issue.

  6. Lothario
    April 26, 08:35 Reply

    Honestly all I can say is good luck to him.

    • kendigin
      April 26, 10:21 Reply

      The same reason u are still inside the closet till now!
      When u point a finger, 3 point back at u

  7. iamcoy
    April 26, 12:13 Reply

    Pinky pls help facilitate#bringbackouregyptolORGYclass

  8. Ace
    April 26, 12:14 Reply

    I still don’t understand the whole issue with Bruce. Good luck to him.

  9. Sasuke Uchiha
    April 26, 12:23 Reply

    @chestnut I just threw up in my mouth. I still really do not get trans people

    • Mitch
      April 26, 12:33 Reply

      Sasuke? Not another Naruto fan. I’ve got too many of those in my room.

      Anyhoo, welcome

    • OscarW
      April 26, 14:40 Reply

      Homophobes throw up in their mouths at the the thought of gay people and don’t get them too. Food for thought.

    • Chuck
      April 26, 16:43 Reply

      Just like your family would throw up if you didn’t hide the fact that men fuck you up the bum.

  10. Chris
    April 26, 18:18 Reply

    Am cool with gender reassignment, transexualism and all tranny issues but
    in Bruce Jenner’s case, Wendy Williams spoke for me as per my view on B.
    Jenner’s reassignment surgery.
    ….and until a person complete the transition from male to female or female to
    male ie. including genitals or the removal of mammary glands in thst of women,
    i still view them as still in the body of their present gender.

    The allocation of public conveniences as in which toilet to use is a debatable issue
    in the western society. I heard of a lady that will not share the female common
    room with a male tranny. Oh well…..

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