Caitlyn Jenner Embraces Transition, Holds Transgender Religious Naming Ceremony
It has been almost two months since Caitlyn Jenner unveiled her true self on the cover of Vanity Fair. And on Thursday, the 65-year-old commemorated her new identity with a transgender religious naming ceremony, something which is becoming increasingly more popular within the trans community. The event took place by the swimming pool at Caitlyn’s Malibu, California home and was officiated by a minister. The Olympian, who was seen giving a speech to the crowd while surrounded by flowers, wore a short white dress with cut-out sections on the arms, and the guests were asked to wear white too. One person who didn’t follow the dress code however was Boy George, who was clad in head-to-toe black.
While they were not previously known to be friends, the Culture Club frontman voiced his support for Caitlyn after she revealed she was transitioning into a woman. ‘I absolutely applaud what he’s doing and I think it’s very brave. And it actually makes me quite emotional,’ Boy George said of the star, who was at that time still going by Bruce. The 54-year-old added to People: ‘He has my 150 percent support in every way. I think that the whole transgender thing is the new frontier.’
And a day before the naming ceremony, George told Yahoo: ‘It’s that world I was fighting for in 1984. That was what I wanted. I wanted people not to care about whether you were gay, straight, black, white, transgender, whatever it may be.’ He apparently performed during the service, along with transgender actress Candis Cayne, who has been acting as something of a mentor to Caitlyn. The religious ceremony was allegedly not attended by members of Caitlyn’s family, but rather her new friends within the trans community.
Credits: Daily Mail