Bruce Jenner -- Transgender Community Pissed -- Come Out Already!
Bruce JennerTransgender Community PissedCome out Already!
2/7/2015 12:50 AM PT
People in the transgender community are angry at Bruce Jenner for packaging his announcement he's becoming a woman into a TV show, saying he's more interested in money than setting an example.
Zoey Tur, a leader in the L.A. transgender community, tells TMZ Live there's a lot of anger because they have no real role models now and here is a world class athlete who could literally save lives by way of example but is now deep in the TV game, exploiting the announcement.
Tur, formerly famed CBS helicopter pilot Bob Tur who shot the Reginald Denny beating, says, "This is a civil rights battle. This is not about selling TV shows."
Tur says the suicide rate for transgenders is enormous -- 6 times the national average, yet Bruce is angling to roll his announcement out on season 10 of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and then on his own docuseries.