Caitlyn Jenner's transition hits home for Bronx residents

The world was officially introduced to Caitlyn Jenner via the cover of Vanity Fair.

The world was officially introduced to Caitlyn Jenner via the cover of Vanity Fair. (6/2/15)

THE BRONX - The journey taken by Caitlyn Jenner in her transition from Bruce hit close to home for some people in the Bronx.

The world was officially introduced to Caitlyn Jenner via the cover of Vanity Fair, and she soon started trending on social media.

Kim Watson, coordinator of Bronx Transgender Health Space in Morrisania, describes the journey of changing gender as two parts. The first, she says, is who you identify yourself as mentally, and then taking the steps to physically transition.

Watson says the journeys taken by herself and those she mentored were not easy experiences, but things have since improved in the Bronx. However, she says that more must be done to raise awareness for the needs of transgender individuals, and she hopes to use Jenner's experience as a resource.

Since making her debut as Caitlyn, Jenner's new Twitter account already has more than 2 million followers.

More on this topic

Bronx Transgender Health Space

Clinic : 917-979-3CKL (3255)

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 1 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
Tristin and Tyler Rodriguez, 13, have more than 3 Ambitious twins from the Bronx gather online following
April 28 is Superhero Day. News 12 hit 4 Word on the Street: Superhero Day
5 Neighborhood Brief for April 30

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Bruce Jenner makes debut as female in Vanity Bruce Jenner makes debut as female in Vanity Fair

Bruce Jenner makes debut as female in Vanity Fair

The magazine cover photo features a long-haired Jenner Trans woman Bruce Jenner debuts Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

The magazine cover photo features a long-haired Jenner in a strapless corset.

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013 file Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

Bruce Jenner tells Diane Sawyer he identifies as a woman and his brain is more

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE