Why Gossip About Bruce Jenner Is Damaging to the Transgender Community

April 14, 2015 10:18 PM

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Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in celebrity gossip and tabloid fodder. I, myself, am guilty of following E! on Twitter and occasionally clicking on an outrageous title. But sometimes celebrity gossip is representative of larger cultural issues, and the tabloid fodder can actually be quite damaging and regressive.

The most recent example of this is Bruce Jenner. For months now, there has been speculation that Bruce is in the process of transitioning to a woman. A number of magazines have pointed out his longer hair and painted nails, even though such subtleties should hardly be representative of one's gender ...

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