Caitlyn Jenner once again appears on the cover of Vanity Fair, just three months after the first iconic cover hit newsstands.
According to a statement from the magazine, “The edition, on newsstands this week, profiles cultural pioneers such as Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono, and Reneé Richards, among many more. Their stories point both to the massive cultural shifts underway in America’s attitude towards its transgender citizens, and the life-and-death battles many of them face.”
Regarding the contents of the special issue:
“Vanity Fair: Trans America includes Buzz Bissinger’s full Vanity Fair profile of Caitlyn Jenner, photographed by Annie Leibovitz; an interview with Mixed Martial Arts fighter Fallon Fox, by Nancy Hass for GQ; and a Vogue piece by Alice Gregory on Make Up for Ever’s new face (and reputed new Taylor Swift BFF), Australian supermodel Andreja Pejic. In addition, the issue features a helpful primer on transgender history, a look at gender roles and expression in the movies, and a photo portfolio of the transgender names you should know. Also included is a 1997 New Yorker essay by the late John Gregory Dunne on the assault and murder of Brandon Teena and two companions, a horrific crime that would inspire the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry.”
The New Civil Rights Movement reports that the cover has already faced some criticism. For example, Stylelite’s Eliza Dillard wrote that it’s “a bummer that VF has made Caitlyn Jenner their cover star again.”