About Bruce Part 1: ‘I’m not lying, I just didn’t tell you’ I was transitioning

Last night’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired part one of a very special episode called “About Bruce”. They of course focused on Bruce Jenner’s transition and how it affected his children with Kris Jenner. There was a lot of drama and tears during KUWTK, with almost everyone except Kim having a hard time with their dad’s transition and grieving the loss of the man who raised them. Khloe took Bruce’s transition the hardest, as we’ve heard before, and Kim was really accepting and somewhat analytical about it, I was impressed with her. Kris seemed in denial and in mourning and I came away feeling sorry for her.

For his part Bruce seemed on board with opening up to his family to some extent, but he left out key details . He came across as somewhat sneaky, and that seemed to be the result of having to hide this all his life. He only told Kim he was planning to fully transition after she questioned him about it. He told Kim, not his other daughters, that he was doing the Diane Sawyer interview and left it up to Kim to break the news to her sisters.

It was hard for Bruce to reconcile the fact that his family still needed some hand holding and clarity when it came to his transition. He thought that by telling them once they would get it, I think, and they had several stages to go through still. It was an interesting look into how a family might process someone’s gender transition, but with the Kardashians there’s always the issue of how genuine it was. The emotions did seem real, I’ll give them that. Here’s a recap and hopefully I hit the major points of the episode:

His children knew he cross dressed but kept his secret for him
Kendall admitted finding makeup of Bruce’s as a child and not wanting to tell anyone because she was afraid he was having an affair. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe had seen Bruce dressed as a woman but never told anyone, even their mother.

Khloe is mad Bruce waited so long to tell them
Khloe asked Bruce if he was “planning on not being Bruce anytime soon.” She was really upset, saying that he had children. He got defensive, and explained that he had already talked to his kids. Khloe told the camera later that she knew that Bruce was a cross dresser but that “we were never told that he would fully transition and become a woman.” Kendall came over to Bruce’s house with Khloe and they were both crying. Khloe told Bruce that she didn’t think it was fair that he didn’t tell them “how close this is in the near future.”

In cutaway segments all the kids and Kris gushed about what a great dad Bruce was and is.

Kendall explained that Bruce told all the kids “separately and alone” about four months prior to the special’s taping that he was transitioning.

Kim is analytical and accepting
Bruce later told Kim when she visited him that Khloe and Kendall “ganged up on me.” Bruce explained that “I’ve had secrets all my life, it’s tough not to have secrets.” He showed Kim his pedicure and explained that he did it himself. He also claimed to be very good at makeup. I have my doubts about that, but we’ll see.

Bruce tells Kim that he’s going to “fully become a woman”
Kim wanted to know if Bruce was going to “fully become a woman” and he said “yeah. I see myself in the future that way.” She told him that he had to tell the rest of the family. He admitted already having made the appointment, to have gender reassignment surgery presumably. (Update: Bruce told Kim in part 2 that he did not have an appointment for gender reassignment.) At that point Kim didn’t even know about the Diane Sawyer interview and Bruce had to explain it to her. She took it very well.

Kris is having a hard time
Kris said that Bruce didn’t really tell her that he was transitioning. She wanted to support him but she didn’t “know how to handle this. This is my life, I committed to this life, and I think that he just checked out.” She knew he had tendencies but said “that wasn’t even a discussion… I have these memories of this life and sometimes I feel like it didn’t even exist.” Kim was trying to balance feeling sorry for her mom and being supportive of Bruce and she came across very well and measured. Kim later cried to Kendall and Kylie about everything her mom had been through.

Bruce explained to the camera that he is cool with Kris at this point and that “the love and support from Kris has been overwhelming.”

Khloe is mad at Bruce for not telling them he is planning a full transition
Later, they had a family meeting with all the girls. Khloe called Bruce to task for not telling her and Kendall when they were over his house that he was planning to fully transition. Kim was the peacemaker while Khloe yelled at Bruce for lying to her. He said “I’m not lying Khloe, I didn’t tell you.

“I didn’t lie… I just never told you anything. It’s not an easy subject to talk to you about.”

To the camera later, Bruce explained that he had isolated himself all his life and that he was used to keeping secrets.

Bruce admits to nose job and is planning multiple facial surgeries
Kourtney wanted to know if Bruce had a date for his gender transition and he said “you do it in stages.” He’d just had a nose job and was planning to have his forehead done and his jaw shaved. Khloe wrote on her phone “he’s been planning this for a year probably” and she passed the message around.

Bruce explained to his daughters that “doing [this] publicly is extraordinarily hard.” On camera later he said “maybe this is my greatest calling in life… be honest… and maybe in that honesty I can help other people.”

Bruce told the girls that he goes out dressed as she. They were really interested in whether he had wigs and what his casual style was like. He said that he liked jeans and a top and that he’d worn wigs in the past but that “the worst days of my life were days when I had to get my hair cut.”

“There is no right way to do this”
Bruce got choked up and cried which caused several of his daughters to cry. He said that “the greatest thing in my life I’ve ever done is raise my children… I’m just so proud of all of you… I got to deal with myself. The last thing in the world I would want to do is hurt any of you. Maybe if I’m not honest it’s because I’m afraid to talk to you about this subject because I know it hurts. I understand that. Am I doing it right Khloe? You can never do this right. There is no right way to do this.”

[Recap from KUWTK, aired 5-17-15]

Overall I think KUWTK handled this extremely well. While Khloe seemed harsh at times, her reaction made sense in that Bruce kept hiding details of his transition. At times I found myself thinking that Bruce was being callous toward his family, but they also outlined his reasoning well. This is a guy who has hid a key part of himself his entire life. He’s so used to keeping secrets that it’s hard for him to know what honesty means. His family loves and wants to understand him, but they need time to work through it and they need all the information first. This was informative for me and I can’t help but think that it was groundbreaking. Yes it’s the Kardashians and they know how to get publicity and storylines. This was an important one.




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  1. the blonde one says:

    ugh. OVER it on every level.
    eta: not the reading the gossip and discussion part, I live for that.

  2. Shauna says:

    I watched this last night and I thought it was done very well and it was quite emotional. I think Bruce wanted everyone to share his joy and they were, to an extent. But they were also upset because they felt he wasn’t being truthful – and that he was a lot further in the transitioning process than they thought.

    I remember Bruce Jenner from the Olympics and to know what he was going through just broke my heart. I wanted to give him a hug through the entire show.

  3. Velvet Elvis says:

    Say what you will about the Kardashian/Jenners, this is not a situation I would wish on any family.

    • Jen43 says:

      Exactly. It is a horrible, horrible situation for any family.

    • Sherry says:

      I agree. I did not see the show, but I feel very sorry for Kris. I believe she knew about his cross dressing, but I do not believe she thought he was going to fully transition into a woman and end their decades long marriage.

      I also will admit that after the Diane Sawyer interview I really felt for Bruce and the struggle he has gone through his entire life. However, as I read about the Kardashian/Jenner women and what they have gone through, it just makes me kind of angry at him.

      He knew he had these feelings, yet he CHOSE to marry 3 different women and father 6 children, as well as become a father to 4 others. I find it very selfish and narcissistic of him to say after 25 years of marriage, “I’ve always wanted to be a woman, so kids, you’ll just have to deal with not having a father anymore and Kris, it’s been great for 25 years, but I’m going to go out and be who I want to be.”

      It has to be devastating for all involved.

      • Maria says:

        Well put.

      • Spooky says:

        Yes, I agree with you a hundred times over. Everyone is running around acting like he’s a great American hero(ine) when he’s been lying to his family for years and is blithely dismissing his children’s pain. Yes, I imagine gender issues are tough and painful but you know what, suck it up until the youngest is an adult and then take the children’s emotions into consideration. Male or female I though he came across as a selfish bitch.

    • Jasper says:


      Exactly how I feel.

  4. dr mantis toboggan says:

    You know this is all scripted, right?

    • Loopy says:

      Well then they should consider acting and win Oscars.

    • Tifygodess says:


    • Caz says:

      Absolutely. Bruce’s transition is the first genuine story for years and the kardashians are frantically trying to kash in on it and trying to create similar back stories. They have been caught out by the public support for Bruce. Shameless. Crocodile tears.

  5. India says:

    I really tired of hearing about all of this.

  6. minx says:

    Bored with the whole saga.

  7. bravocueen says:

    I watched the Diane Sawyer and had heartfelt compassion for Bruce and his family. And I was PISSED at Kanye West for being the voice of reason for a change. #don’tmakemelikeyou!!

  8. swack says:

    Sorry not burying unto all this. It’s helping no one but them by lining their pockets.

    • Dawn says:

      I agree. If the ABC interview didn’t come off well they would be slamming him into the ground now. He is getting too much attention now and the Kardashians want it all back on them.

  9. kiddo says:

    A very important subject of our times, and yet I am not moved to delve into the psychological and emotional impact on the Kardashians. I wish they would go away, my empathy button is broken where they are concerned.

    • swack says:

      This is a very important subject. What I don’t get is why he doesn’t have to live his life as a woman for a period of time in public before he has any changes. Can someone knowledgeable explain why he doesn’t have to go through what everybody else would have to go through. Even Chaz Bono lived time as a man before he has surgery.

      • Hum says:

        Think the covered that in the special. He has been living his life in the public, getting counseling, etc. the difference if he is coming out to the media further along in the process than Chaz did.

      • swack says:

        @hum has he been seen in public dressed as a woman. I doubt it because it would have been in the news. I believe Chaz came out sooner because, I believe, you are suppose to do this and not right before surgery.

      • Hum says:

        Public to what extent. It appears it has been public to friends, family, and public areas where he doesn’t live (they mention when he goes away for appearance. Hotels. Etc) But plastering it on social media and tabloids is not a requirement even if he is a “celeb”. The time frame depends on whenever his doctors and therapist together feel he is ready. The concrete times usually factor in with insurance companies which I doubt Bruce needs

    • Michelle says:

      @kiddo – I agree as far as the Kardashians are concerned, BUT there is an upside. The fact that these women are attached to this story means it’ll reach even more people, and this is a major positive! Aside from that, I watched last night and found it way too much of a ploy for ratings to actually empathize or get emotional. Bruce chose Diane Sawyer as his platform to come out and reveal his decision to transition to the world. These people chose not to participate in that, despite the fact that all of Bruce’s other children did, so that they could garner ratings and have their own 2-part episode all about their reactions. They took something deep and meaningful and managed to make it cheap.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never been a Kardashian fan but I think Bruce’s change is the most REAL and honest story they’ve ever dealt with. There are so many people out there struggling with gender identity and I hope this helps them “come out” to their family too. It must be awful to live your entire life with a secret like that. Bruce is by far the most likeable member of the family and maybe now he can finally be happy.

    BTW I don’t believe Kris Jenner’s surprise or sadness. We now know Bruce had breasts when they met so she knew all along and made him hide it for the show. She’s as selfish and evil as ever.

    • Aurora says:

      She is indeed selfish and evil but this really isnt the time for that. Bruce has admitted many times now to dishonesty. Even setting aside the things he said to them, the fact that he halted his transition to marry her sent a message that he was through with that. Kris is a monster most days but today she has my sincere sympathies.

      I’ve said for years that theres something about Bruce that just feels disconnected. Maybe it was the passive aggressive backbiting he did to his kids about their mum. Maybe it was the passive aggressive talking head interviews where he whined about how she treated him while saying nothing to her face. Maybe it was the passive aggressive manner in which he would roll his eyes at her instead of communicating firmly with her. Lets just say it was just the level 10 passive aggressiveness. He didnt want to be there or be who he was and he took it out on the easiest target, because she is a ready villain. I cant with this.

      • Mare says:

        The Kardashians treated him worse than a dog and did not show him any respect. Now they’re butt hurt that he didn’t tell them sooner.
        Why do they make everything all about them?
        Bruce isn’t going away. He’ll still be Bruce, just in a womans body.
        I’m gong to guess that Kims clothes fit him better than they do her!

      • Josephine says:

        Or maybe it was just the editing and the script. Believing that anything they say is real is … well, unreal. The only thing I judge him on is how he raised those girls, and in that, he is a total failure.

      • Caz says:

        Kris will never have my sympathy or empathy. Everything she does is for $$ and publicity.

    • Debbie says:

      I didn’t believe any of kris’ tears but I did believe Kendall’s she broke my heart. She seems to be more of a Jenner then a kardashian and when she said she just can’t handle the thought of anyone hurting him or judging him as she sobbed. It was real and sad.

    • Ming says:

      I specifically remember watching older episode of the K’s and Kris was ALWAYS giving bruce a hard time about everything. How he dressed, she made fun of him. What he liked to do in his free time, she said was boring and wanted no part of it.
      What about him only being allowed to keep his stuff in the garage because it didn’t “go” with Kris’ decor.

      Now THAT is passive aggressiveness to the 10 degree.

      Kris knew, and took it out on him in front of the cameras..cause she was upset about keeping his secrets and she is deviated she doesn’t have that cookie cutter ‘perfect’ image family.

  11. claire says:

    I don’t care about this family or his transition. It feels like they will just never go away. The possibilities of what they will milk and exploit seems endless.

  12. Kathy says:

    If it was anybody but the Kardashians, you know?

    • Joy says:

      Amen. Why does the world of trans people and what they deal with have to be tied to these twits. And honestly, after seeing how he straight up abandoned his first two sets of kids, I have no empathy for him. Wanting to be a woman deep down is no reason to flat out forget about your kids.

      • Justagirl says:

        See Kelsey’s tragic comment at 12.46pm – no one knows the distress that someone who is transgender experiences.
        From Bruce’s interviews he was pretty much in psychological anguish his entire life. If those 2 ex-wives can have compassion for the struggles he went through, how tortured he was, the rest of us shouldn’t really judge.

        He spent a lifetime not being true to himself, trying to be & do what others ‘expect’, and often failing miserably – he seems reasonably aware of that. Fear of being judged for who he is has been with him forever as he denied his own feelings…for transgender people who come out, fear of being judged AGAIN for things they’ve done wrong while they were struggling to “be right” must be heartbreaking.

  13. Jamie says:

    Honest question- there was that Christmas card with all the women ang Bruce in a glass case or something that seems very obvious now that all this has come to light. Did the family not thing that indicated something?

  14. G says:

    Was Bruce being callous or is he just a horrible actor? They clearly have known he liked to cross dress for some time now. Their shock seems a little contrived to me. Kim being the voice of reason and honesty was my first clue. She seemed very…prepared for it all didn’t she?

    • Ashley says:

      Cross dressing does not equal being transgender. And the fact of knowing the act occurs but lacking context would make it difficult to understand the significance of it. It’s a complicated issue and I don’t see how any reaction it elicits can be viewed as either genuine or fake, it just is what it is.

      • G says:

        These are The Kardashians we’re talking about right? IMO their support seems genuine but their shock of it all seems fake. It’s not that hard to view it in that way if you’ve followed this family. Defining cross dressing as opposed to transgender is irrelevant. He just seemed (IMO) a bit tired of going over on camera what he felt he already went over with them in private.

      • Rocket says:

        @G the distinction between cross dressing versus transgenderism is NOT irrelevant, 99 percent of cross dressers are not suffering from gender dysmorphia. They are not longing to switch genders. Bruce may have used it as an outlet but given that he is internally female, this was technically not cross dressing but rather an expression of true self. I’m sorry but the ignorance in this post is precisely why people need to speak up more.

        Can we also talk about the tragedy of the kids who stumbled on the female Bruce and felt they had to hide it from everyone. Imagine thinking your dad is cheating and feeling compelled to hide it from mum. Those poor babies!

    • Ming says:

      Kim sounded like she had been prepped from a therapist. She spoke with ‘we feel’ statements.. Classic example of using proper communication skills. –like, not Kim’s speciality. Like, like. Like.

  15. Jayna says:

    They all knew months before this show. It doesn’t make it any less emotional I guess talking about it again and maybe hearing a few new things, since I’m sure knowing this doesn’t mean you sit around and talk about, more like you don’t talk about it and hope it goes away.

    But it’s been put out there, they’ve known since last summer when he told them off camer. I believe it. The thought that he just sat down in front of the camera and blindsided them for the camera’s sake and for a show is not believable. They knew and then used it for when filming started of the new season.

  16. roxy750 says:

    I said it before when every on was all “oooh, let’s all have a cup of coffee and sit around and be so supportive of Bruce becoming a woman” which is completely messed up for us normal folk and not easy to swallow as my first reaction is “what a freak” (he is part of the K-J Klan can’t help but not like anyone there). It’s a lot of take in. Being honest. Still doesn’t seem right but I really don’t care–to each their own. He’s not in my family so I can’t pretend to know him or anything about this. But HE IS a JENNER/Kardashaian and I said if it was anyone else, I would have more empathy for but this entire family is a complete fraud and it wouldn’t surprise me if they talked Bruce into doing this even more than he wanted to b/c it just so seems like they needed a huge boost in their “ratings”. These creepy people are geniuses at marketing their crap.

  17. Kelsey says:

    I can’t watch this bc I don’t have cable but I really want too. My brother killed himself in March. He took a gun, brought it to his eye and shot. In his note he revealed he was a woman and didn’t see a life of being a wife and mother as a possibility. Not only did we not have a clue but we never even got the chance to be supportive. We never even got the chance. They are so lucky to be able to keep Bruce as She; to keep their memories and know someone they love so much is living their life as themselves, as we all should be able too.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I’m so sorry Kelsey! I can’t even imagine what you’re going through after losing your brother so tragically. Hugs and love to you. I am thinking of you and your family.

      • Kelsey says:

        Thank you so much, your words are so kind. And thank you for covering this without prejudice, other sites have really upset me. I really hope that Bruce’s story changes the acceptance of trans individuals.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      Kelsey, I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs!
      My bff’s father died suddenly during his transitioning period I believe due to the stress. His son wouldn’t accept him. My other bff’s father died by suicide. I despise this family, but hope that understanding will result from Bruce’s experience.
      Again, I am so sorry for you and your family.
      Love from Bengal kitty!!!

      • Kelsey says:

        Thank you bengalcat! I’m so sorry for those losses too. From what I understand, the acceptance and support of loved ones will make a world of difference. And I also really hope Bruce’s story really has an affect on acceptance. I really hope so.

    • Jaded says:

      I’m so very sorry for your loss Kelsey. Such a tragedy is hard to get over but your brother is someplace now where he isn’t being judged for being different, just loved unconditionally. While Bruce Jenner may be bringing some necessary light and understanding to what it’s like to be transgender, I wish the Kardashians would stop turning it into a 3-ring circus to boost ratings and just let Bruce take the helm. People are getting worn out by their media gluttony and I think Bruce would prefer to do it with a bit more grace and dignity – two things the Kardashians know nothing about.

      With love and light,


    • Jayna says:

      I’m so sorry for you, your family, and for your brother. I can’t imagine out it feels to feel you are trapped and can never be yourself and feel there’s no way out in your darkest moments. I have nothing but compassion for you and your family in your loss. I also hope Bruce’s story helps create more understanding.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Kelsey – I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • Venus says:

      Holy shit, Kelsey. What an incredible loss. I’m so sorry.

    • QQ says:

      Hugs and light and peace to you and your family Kelsey

    • Ming says:

      Hugs to you Kelsey. Thank you for speaking up and sharing your story.

    • kelsey says:

      Thank you everyone for your kind words. I haven’t been able to tell anyone yet and this response was so comforting. It’s so incredibly hard because he was such a beautiful soul with an unbelievable amount of powerful love to share. I hope Bruce’s story changes the conversation of transsexuals and everyone s free to be and love who they are.

  18. Dani says:

    I don’t know…their reactions just seem kind of forced and even a bit over the top. And if they are genuine, they’re kind of a horrible family. Does it really matter how long he’s been planning his gender reassignment? What’s the point of passing around your phone and bashing him like that? It’s not like a boob job where one can just go and be like oh hey btw I’m doing my boobs next week! This is such a huge deal for Bruce, especially living in such a limelight, that his family needs to cut him some slack on how he told them and how he’s transitioning.

    Leave it to the Kardashian’s to make one of the most important moments in his life, about them. I understand that processing this isn’t easy and I don’t wish that on any family, but you’re either supportive of you’re not. There isn’t room to complain about how unfair it is that he didn’t open up sooner. Maybe if you were a more welcoming and supportive family and cared about more than vanity and money he would have been more open. Wishing Bruce the best.

    • Disagree says:

      Ppl can feel more than one emotion at a time. It’s normal to want and try to be supportive of Bruce but at the same time still be processing their own emotions. They clearly love him but are angry and scared. I can understand that. There needs to be room to address all of their emotions so they can process and move on as a family.

      • Lady D says:

        I feel for the Jenner girls. They are never going to see their father again, and he isn’t dead. I think devastation would come before acceptance.

      • Dani says:

        None of it feels honest and I can hardly muster up any sympathy for anyone but Bruce. Maybe they should have approached the situation off camera until everyone was on board and on the same page.

    • Lesley says:

      Exactly! I can understand that seeing your father/stepfather transition must be incredibly varied in emotion, but lord almighty, you’d have thought those girls would have more sympathy. It seemed like Bruce had to keep apologizing and explaining when he owes them no explanation. He doesn’t need to run things by the family and it seemed like they were asking (demanding, really) that he disclose absolutely every move to them. In my mind, he is allowed to keep some things private. The whole thing turned into Khloe being a harsh bag, while Kim seemed to be the most laid back (how did that happen?!) I won’t diminish the fact that the children’s struggle and mourning and anger is real. And their emotions will fluctuate between happy for him and depressed at the loss. But they seemed to put their needs above those of the person at the centre of all this.

      • Debbie says:

        Well sorry he does. I mean he had 6 children when he knew this was going on this has a major impact on their lives. Bruce owes them a lot of understanding, patience and answers. They are having their world turned upside down, their father is going to be gone but not gone. He is in all actuality in danger now, I mean look up the thread someone called him a freak. This is all stuff his 6 kids have to deal with so yes they should be supportive but they aren’t random people they are his children and they are losing their father as they know him. Bruce as the parent needs to be sensitive to that.

  19. Talie says:

    I was impressed by Kim, but there’s no way she wants to be seen the same way Khloe allowed herself to be seen. Kim’s whole image is acceptance and calm — there’s no way she would come across not being supportive. Furthermore, being someone Bruce trusts to speak about this keeps her in the headlines.

  20. Michelle says:

    I tuned in and expected to be really moved by this, but I wasn’t as moved as I thought I would be. It all felt very redundant and like they were just trying to recreate the Diane Sawyer interview, which really knocked it out of the park. Bruce’s story is amazing; I find it incredibly moving, and I think that his decision to make his journey public is a wonderful act that will save many lives and force this topic to be recognized in homes all over the country–maybe even all over the world. With that being said, this really felt to me like it was simply a ploy for ratings. These women could’ve just as easily been a part of the Diane Sawyer interview that Bruce chose as his platform to come out and reveal his transition to the world, but instead they opted to have their own redundant take on this topic as a means for ratings, and this made this episode feel so cheap and gross to me.

  21. pk says:

    They are all exploiting Bruce’s very personal decision for ratings. It’s pretty obvious Kim is playing the roll of “the supportive one” to rehab her image. It all seems so contrived.

  22. MSat says:

    I am sure this is very hard for Bruce, but he really needs to be a better communicator with his family if he wants their support. It is so important.

    My niece told our family when she was still in middle school that she identified as a boy. She was very clear about it, asked all of us to call her by a boy’s name and to use the male pronouns when talking to and referring to her. There was no backtracking or ambiguity about the situation. It’s been three years and most of the family has come around and is supporting him. I call him my nephew, and at Christmas and on his birthday, I give him masculine gifts. There are a few holdouts in the family who seem to think it’s a phase or that he just needs counseling. Honestly, I was never surprised about this – all the signs were there.

    But my point is, my nephew is looking up to people like Bruce and like Laverne Cox who are living their truths out in the open. By lying to and not being up front with his family, Bruce isn’t setting a good example. Lots of young transgendered people are watching – be a positive influence.

  23. PamelaJudy says:

    Wow. Just wow. I’m normally happy to jump on the K-hate train but having seen both parts of this, I’m stunned at some of the ignorant comments on here. No one would willingly reveal the trauma of gender dysmorphia and transition purely for ratings.

    I thought the reactions from all of the girls was real and completely understandable. Kim has known for a dozen years so it makes sense that she is more easily able to accept Bruce’s decision. While its Bruce’s choice to reveal his true self (or not) his actions absolutely have an impact on everyone around him. That’s not saying he shouldn’t be who he truly is but their sadness makes sense to me.

    Part 2 where you see the conversation between Bruce and Kris is some of the most raw and emotional television I’ve ever seen. There is no way that was fake or scripted. I still can’t believe they allowed it to be filmed, let alone aired. It seems that She had quite a presence and impact on their marriage off and on for years. Say what you will about PMK and her usual media manipulation, this was incredible to watch and so deeply personal for them.

    Imagine being a young (or old) trans person watching that. It would give you courage and hope that you could reveal yourself and have a bit of an understanding of how it may feel to those around you. If even one person finds that courage instead of feeling there was no other choice but to take their own life, then it was worth it.