Bruce Jenner has revealed that she will now be known by Caitlyn, after coming out as transgender last month.
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Caitlyn reveals her chosen female name in a new interview and photo-shoot with Vanity Fair, her first since revealing her gender identity struggles back in April.
The photoshoot was conducted by esteemed photographer, Annie Leibovitz.
Speaking to the magazine, the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star says: “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life.’”
Caitlyn has also set up a new Twitter account under her name, sharing her post on Monday afternoon, where she admits that after a "long struggle", she feels "so happy to be living her true self".
I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
Jenner first came out as transgender during a two-hour ‘20/20’ special interview with Diane Sawyer last month, where she said she hoped that she could help “change the world”, insisting: "I really firmly believe that we’re going to make a difference in the world."
Kim Kardashian - Jenner’s step-daughter - has also voiced her support, revealing in a recent interview that she’d been helping her “glam-wise”, though she did joke: “The only thing is, whatever you do, do not steal my glam team, they are mine!”
Read Jenner’s full interview in the new issue of Vanity Fair, which goes on sale on 9 June.
Useful websites and helplines:
- Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for the transgender community | 01582 412220
- The Gender Trust supports anyone affected by gender identity | 01527 894 838
- Mermaids offers information, support, friendship and shared experiences for young people with gender identity issues | 0208 1234819
- LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for LGBT people in Scotland. Text 07786 202 370
- Gires provides information for trans people, their families and professionals who care for them | 01372 801554
- Depend provides support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK.