Bruce Jenner is said to be in “seventh heaven” now that the news that he’s transitioning from male to female is out and his new series documenting his transition is gearing up.
The GLAAD Awards was apparently abuzz with Bruce Jenner‘s news.
“That was a culture-changing moment,” GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told People magazine recently of Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer last month.
“It was a tectonic shift for the trans community. For the first time, about 20 million people in America met somebody who’s transgender. You can’t really do that in any other way or with somebody who’s even better suited for it because Bruce has always been a champion in the past and is now a new kind of champion.”
— TIME.com (@TIME) May 11, 2015
Bruce Jenner‘s new E! series, About Bruce, is set to debut on July 26.
An out trans advocate, Jennifer Finney Boylan, is a consultant for on the series and said Jenner “is in seventh heaven” as he prepares for the series.
“Imagine what it’s like to have a secret your whole life, then to unveil the secret in this very public way,” says Boylan. “It’s scary, but it’s also someone who is feeling jubilant.”
— Variety (@Variety) May 10, 2015
Boylan said the line between privacy and sharing information for the good of all is a difficult one to consider.
“There are a lot of things that people are curious about that are in fact none of their business, which is exactly the same as the sex lives of anybody, whether they’re straight or gay, cis or trans,” says Boylan. “There’s a kind of cart blanche to ask kind of anything, and trans people who want to be accepted and who hope to create that acceptance through education have kind of felt obligated to answer every embarrassing question.
“So I think that as the show is done, it’ll be a challenge to be educational and to normalize the experience without going into every salacious detail – that’s the balance that has to be achieved.”