Caitlyn Jenner Makes Trans History And Looks Great Doing It

Indrani Sengupta
She won Olympic gold. Now she does one better. You know the names of the rest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan. But you haven’t met Caitlyn.

Caitlyn Jenner (born Bruce Jenner, Olympic gold medalist and patriarch of the Jenner-Kardashian clan) makes her debut in the June cover of Vanity Fair.

The above photos, shot by Annie Leibovitz, are trending massively on Twitter, and has elicited tremendous support and praise for Caitlyn, for what she has done for herself and for the LGBTQIA community at large.

Considering the opposition, the ridicule, that trans people still face in society, it is deeply courageous of Caitlyn to celebrate her transition in such a public platform-- visible to trans individuals, allies, and opponents everywhere. 

Especially considering her reputation as successful sportsman and patriarch of such a widely known celebrity family (both positions of great "masculine" merit) Caitlyn is contributing a great deal toward reforming our notions of gender, femininity, masculinity, and how little they matter in the face of the individual and individually determined spirit. 

Not to mention, girl's got style. 

Read more: The Best And Worst Responses To Caitlyn Jenner's Debut