Laverne Cox Calls Bruce Jenner Brave & More Celebs React on Social Media

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As soon as Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer started on Friday night, celebrities reacted to the news as the Olympic athlete turned reality star announced he** is a transgender woman.

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Lady Gaga was among the first to celebrate Jenner's coming out. "Now that is bravery," she wrote. And other celebrities followed suit. Check out the rest of the heartfelt messages below: 

Comedians, such as Billy Eichner and D.L. Hughley, had more fun with the news, cracking jokes -- but thankfully, not at Jenner’s expense. 

As Jenner has not yet said that a new name or pronouns should be used, ETonline will follow GLAAD guidelines and continue to refer to him by his current name and male pronouns.