An openly gay congressman is cheering the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, moments after the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star revealed her new name and look on a magazine cover.

“Call me Caitlyn,” the cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue reads, with a photo of Jenner flashing a slight smile and posing in a white bustier.


“For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” Jenner, 65, told Diane Sawyer in an April interview.

On Monday, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) — the first openly gay nonwhite member of Congress — tweeted his support for the former Olympian:

Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreA dozen House Democrats call on EU ambassador to resign amid Ukraine scandal The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment On The Money: Senate panel scraps vote on key spending bill amid standoff | Democrats threaten to vote against defense bill over wall funding | Trump set to meet with aides about reducing capital gains taxes MORE (D-Wisc.) -- the first African-American elected to Congress from Wisconsin -- also praised Jenner, writing:

Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison (D) -- the first Muslim to be elected to Congress -- added his own kind words, tweeting:

President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett similarly welcomed Caitlyn to the world, calling her "brave":

“Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie … Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets,” Jenner is heard saying in a video released by Vanity Fair.