Bruce Jenner is dead, so to speak, but as of today, Caitlyn Jenner, the woman on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair, lives on.
“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,'” Jenner told Vanity Fair.
After a long revelatory period where Jenner, formerly the male patriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, began to better understand that his true self was in fact not a he at all, Caitlyn was introduced to the world.
Jenner’s new appearance sparked a media frenzy after the announcement that she would appear for the first time on the cover of the celebrated magazine, and when the cover was revealed, many tweeted words of encouragement, acceptance, and celebration.
Here are some of our favorite responses to her magazine cover so far.
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 1, 2015
A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:33am PDT
#CaitlynJenner has truly broken the Internet. What a moment.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 1, 2015
@Caitlyn_Jenner GORGEOUS!!! ❤️❤️❤️
— Lily Aldridge (@LilyAldridge) June 1, 2015
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) June 1, 2015
❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥 YAS 🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️ https://t.co/TJrBgVZmBV
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) June 1, 2015
be free now pretty bird.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) June 1, 2015
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 1, 2015
Caitlyn Jennier is unbelievably brave and inspiring – historic moment for the LGBT community. Beautiful @VanityFair cover.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 1, 2015
CAITLYN!!!!!!!!!! Love this. So happy for her. https://t.co/YOo4kdBOJl
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 1, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair 📷 Annie Leibovitz! How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way! pic.twitter.com/39fryBwUqE
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 1, 2015
A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jun 1, 2015 at 9:46am PDT