Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.”
Jenner spoke in a long-awaited interview televised Friday with ABC’s Diane Sawyer about his gender identity, saying that he has always been confused about his gender identity. Early in the interview, Jenner took out his ponytail to let his long hair flow behind him.
“My brain is more female than it is male,” says Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion who has been better known in recent years as part of television’s omnipresent Kardashian family.
[sharequote align=”center”]”My brain is more female than it is male.”[/sharequote]
Jenner, who fought back tears, said it was hard for him to talk about his gender issues because he didn’t want to disappoint people.