In May social media exploded with positivity when the formerly known Bruce Jenner announced her transition plans, after hiding from her desired female gender-preference for 65 years. She is the first Olympic gold medal athlete in my knowledge to do so, and on a recent episode of her new series ‘I Am Cait’, which documents her transition, she announced her selection of a new name: Caitlyn Marie Jenner.
After planning the move for months, and encouraged by her new group of fellow trans friends, she decided 10 days ago to submit a formal request to an LA judge to change her name legally. Once known as William Bruce Jenner, she cited her primary cause for her move as a need to “better match with her identity.” This amazing step for her will allow her to obtain a driver’s license and new social security card with a new name, and a whole new image to go with it!
In documents presented to the court, she is said to have written: “Although public support for my transition has been overwhelmingly supportive, I am also receiving unwelcome negative attention from private citizens, including threats of bodily harm.”
Caitlyn has spent this weekend celebrating this incredible step, and Instagrammed a photo of a floral delivery she’d received, and a Starbucks cup with her new name on it. She also took youngest daughter Kylie for a spin in her new Ferrari this week, saying that if she was going to have that kind of car, the girl had better know how to drive it right!