The recent Bruce Jenner interview by Diane Sawyer was quite touching. One cannot conceivably understand, let alone feel, the anguish of living in the body of one sex with the mind and soul of the other.
Nevertheless Jenner is not conflicted. He knows that inside, he is a she and will pursue the transition. We wish the best of luck on the journey. However, one thing I found rather enigmatic is that he professes to be a Republican! Perhaps he has been too busy dealing with the momentous task ahead and not kept current on today's homophobic Republican Party.
Or perhaps he would like to challenge the progress he has made and regress to their tried and proven scientific cure of "Pray the Gay Away," if for no other reason than to confirm to himself that he had taken the right path all along.
He will join a group of Republican women as yet another second-class member of their party futilely denying the obvious. Ms. Jenner it appears, however, to have a leg up....or rather down since she not only enters as a female but one by way of transgender.
We still wish her the best luck on her courageous course. She will need it.