The new cover of Vanity Fair unveiled Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender woman, 1970s Olympian, and star on Keeping Up With the Kardashians who until recently went by the name Bruce.
Jenner, who identifies as a woman but was designated male at birth, came out as a trans woman in a big interview with ABC News's Diane Sawyer in April. But she held back on revealing her new name and using female pronouns until a later date — presumably, this Vanity Fair cover.
I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
After the cover came out, ESPN announced that it will present Jenner — a former Olympian — with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, which goes to "individuals whose contributions transcend sports." Maura Mandt, executive producer for ESPN, said in a statement, "She has shown the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances, but can also help to educate people on the challenges that the transgender community faces."
For more information, read 9 questions about gender identity and being transgender you were too embarrassed to ask.