Caitlyn Jenner introduces herself to the world

By: Rebecca Turco

Email: rturco@abc6.com

PROVIDENCE – Bruce Jenner, no more. The reality TV star and former Olympian has introduced herself to the world as Caitlyn Jenner.

From this Vanity Fair cover, we’re getting a glimpse of the woman that Jenner always wanted to be.

Jenner’s new look is making headlines and the local transgender community feels all of this attention could help their cause.

“It’s definitely going to help a lot with the transgender community to look at her as an example and decide to come out and stop hiding from the shadows,” said Miss Trans RI Alejandra Blaze.

A local trans-advocacy group hopes Jenner’s openness will change laws regarding rights for transgender people. “Hopefully bringing awareness to this helps to bring to light those issues as well,” explained Jaye Watts of TGI Network of RI.

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