Caitlyn Jenner: Going For the Gold

Just a little over a year ago, Caitlyn Jenner made national headlines when she came out to the world.  Caitlyn made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair on June 1st, kicking off a celebratory event on Pride month.  The news broke the internet with swarms of celebrities tweeting about her courageous act.  She became a true hero for the trans-gendered community and for all individuals who felt that they had no place in the world.

For this year’s publicity debut, Caitlyn Jenner will be on the front cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.  She will be posing with the gold metal that she won at the 1976 Olympic games.  Along with the cover, a special film will chronicle her journey to the Olympic decathlon titled, “Jenner: 40 years After Gold”.

Before making her big debut, she was formerly known as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.  Bruce competed in the 1976 Olympic games in August, taking home the gold medal for the decathlon.  He made the cover of Sports Illustrated shortly after claiming his victory.  About four decades after his glorious victory, he joined the Kardashian clan for E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashian.

Bruce officially made his transition public to the world in April 2015 during his interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20.  On June 2015, she officially stepped out into the world as a woman for the first time.  Thousands of supporters praised Caitlyn since the Vanity Fair cover was released on social media.  Celebrities tweeted about her Caitlyn’s debut since breaking the news in June.

Kudos to Caitlyn Jenner for showcasing her true identity to the world!  She has become an inspiring figure to the trans-gendered community.  In the land of the free, we shouldn’t cower in fear about who we really are in life.  We’re all just confused adults who are looking for their place in the world, searching for our true identity.

Marriage has been legalized for all same-sex couples in the United States last year, but we still got a long way to go if we want to make the world a better place for everyone.  Love and compassion will help us grow further as human beings while hatred and bigotry only hinders our journey.  Here at MakeSandcastlesNotWar we believe everyone has a place in the world, regardless of their sexual orientation.  Straight, gay, bisexual, genderqueers, and trans-gendered people all have the fundamental right to live their lives as a human being.

We are all born as human beings, so why is it that we continue to segregate ourselves further?  Homosexuality exists in many species of the animal kingdom, not just within human beings.  Homophobia is just another dehumanizing concept that causes the ever-growing rift between man and nature.


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