When Caitlyn Jenner lifted the veil to reveal her true self on the Vanity Fair cover on June 1, the flood of responses were perhaps unlike anything the Internet had seen before. But the most interesting reaction came from NBA star Dennis Rodman, who said a date with Caitlyn Jenner would be something he was up for.
A famous cross-dresser himself, Rodman gave some insight into Jenner's reveal and how it will reverberate throughout the sports world in an interview on TMZ Hollywood Sports. People today are much more accepting, Rodman noted, and he told Jenner — whom he referred to using male pronouns in the interview — that he supports her, too.
"Bruce, knock yourself out, brother," he said. "If you want to go out on a date with me, let me know."
Rodman contrasted today's acceptance of gender fluidity to his own difficulties with that in the 1990s. He said that he had spent three hours convincing Sports Illustrated to publish a photo of him in womanly clothing on its cover back in the day.
As for Jenner, Rodman said that her public transition will start a trend. "A lot of athletes are going to come out now," he said. "Watch."
After the interview, Rodman tweeted his support to Jenner.