Men Start #PaintYourNailsforBruce Movement, Prove Humanity Is Pretty Awesome

Such a lovely gesture.

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In his* groundbreaking interview (opens in new tab) Friday, Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer how badly he wanted to "be able to have my nail polish on long enough that it actually chips off." His words inspired an ongoing conversation surrounding transgender Americans and a more global solidarity movement that began in, of all places, Australia.

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To show support for the Olympian, radio station KIIS 1065 started #PaintYourNailsForBruce and offered free manicures to anyone willing to go to their Sydney offices. While many women have participated, some re-tagging their old photos, there have been an overwhelming number of male adopters around the world.

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Isn't this awesome? Acceptance and colorful varnish are two trends we can always get behind.

*Editor's note: Marie Claire wishes to be sensitive to and supportive of Jenner's transition. During Jenner's ABC interview Friday, Sawyer stated that he prefers to use male pronouns as they're what's most comfortable for him at this time.

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.