Dana Rose Falcone of Us Weekly reported Wednesday a source confirmed the former track and field superstar will appear on the cover wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal.” It’s the first time she’ll pose with the medal since completing her gender transition in 2015.
The source told Us that Jenner, who’s called the medal her “most prized possession,” is happy about the opportunity: “She’s excited about that.”
Jenner set a new world record with 8,618 points in the decathlon during the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. It’s a feat that traditionally comes with the label of being the world’s best all-around athlete.
The 66-year-old New York native made the transition to become an openly transgender woman last year, a decision originally announced last April. She was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs and asked for a greater level of acceptance for transgender individuals, per ESPN.com.
“Trans people deserve something vital; they deserve your respect,” Jenner said. “From that respect comes a more compassionate community.”
Not sure where I am at with this. Seems like the entire country has become a bunch of butt hurt assholes and if things like this don’t happen there will be an uproar of vegans and activists. Just hear me out, if “Caitlyn” was still “Bruce” would he be on the SI cover nude? NO. NEVER. AND NAH.