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In this June 1, 2015 photo, a journalist looks at Vanity Fair's Twitter site with the Tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, who will be featured on the July cover of the magazine. Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, on Monday unveiled her new name and look in a sexy Vanity Fair cover shoot -- drawing widespread praise, including from the White House. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners -- and many well-wishers -- welcomed the high-profile debut, as did the 65-year-old Jenner's family, which includes the media-savvy celebrity Kardashian clan. "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self," Jenner wrote in her first tweet after the magazine released the July cover photo by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
In this June 1, 2015 photo, a journalist looks at Vanity Fair's Twitter site with the Tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, who will be featured on the July cover of the magazine. Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, on Monday unveiled her new name and look in a sexy Vanity Fair cover shoot -- drawing widespread praise, including from the White House. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners -- and many well-wishers -- welcomed the high-profile debut, as did the 65-year-old Jenner's family, which includes the media-savvy celebrity Kardashian clan. "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self," Jenner wrote in her first tweet after the magazine released the July cover photo by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
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It was the magazine cover that nearly broke the Internet. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist, is pictured in Vanity Fair wearing a corset accentuating her new feminine curves.

Along with her self-proclaimed freedom came an outpouring of support, but also criticism from individuals both outside and within the transgender community that this was a publicity stunt by the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star. Jenner's new docu-series "I Am Cait" will premiere later this summer.

NPR's David Folkenflik takes a closer look at media coverage of Caitlyn Jenner with Here & Now's Robin Young.

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This segment aired on June 3, 2015.

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