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April 24, 2015

NCTE Executive Director Keisling Responds to ABC Bruce Jenner Interview

Washington, DC - The National Center for Transgender Equality, the nation's leading social justice advocacy organizations winning life-saving change for transgender people, issued the following statement in response to 20/20's interview with Bruce Jenner:

"In one of the most profound displays of bravery and courage I've seen, Bruce Jenner has finally stepped out into the world for real," said National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling. "Stories like Jenner's help change the narrative about who transgender people are. Millions of Americans now have a bridge to understanding the truth behind the struggles of being transgender in 2015 America. To Jenner, welcome. To Jenner's family, thank you for your touching and compassionate support. And to America, let's all push past this trans tipping point together and change the world. We extend our deepest thanks and welcome to him."

"The ABC News 20/20 team should also be applauded for their touching profile of Jenner. This is what responsible reporting on transgender lives looks like—thorough while kind, deep yet patient."

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