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Transgender community, allies see Jenner interview in positive light
Transgender community, allies see Jenner interview in positive light

When Bruce Jenner revealed to Diane Sawyer what many had already speculated — that the 1976 Olympic champion now publicly identifies as a woman — nearly 17 million people were watching. It was a groundbreaking event for the athlete turned reality star, and for an estimated 700,000 transgender Americans. "It's become a national teachable moment," said Mara Keisling, executive director for the Washington, D.C.-based National Center for Transgender Equality. "Somebody made us realize we weren't alone." During the two-hour interview on ABC's "20/20," an initially nervous and teary Jenner told Sawyer, "For all intents and...

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