Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and gave a wonderful speech that encouraged people to show greater tolerance towards transgender individuals.
Caitlyn Jenner, whose transformation from confused person in an alien body to transgender individual feeling right at home in his skin, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Awards before a large crowd of people.
The occasion was the ESPYS and Caitlyn especially commended those who showed greater sympathy and empathy towards those who were neither male nor female but somewhere in the middle. S/he meant the transgender community of course.
Caitlyn, as Bruce Jenner is known now, got a huge applause from the sports stars who were gathered at the event. Jenner gave a speech that lasted 10 minutes but it was so beautiful and inspiring that it made many people get emotional and literally start crying in the audience.
Caitlyn spoke of how the change involved, including the sex change operation, was such a test of his/her courage and determination. Yet Caitlyn made it through the procedure somehow and emerged at the other side of the tunnel a new and rejuvenated person.
Jenner also thanked Diane Sawyer who had interviewed him/her a month or two back. Diane was indeed a trustworthy and compassionate friend who understood Caitlyn’s situation. Bruce Jenner was a major athlete in the 1976 Olympics.
Not only was he a decathlon star but he won medals for his performance. Afterwards he married Kim Kardashian’s mother and was a regular feature on the reality TV circuit. Caitlyn has sworn that s/he will do all that lies within his/her capacity to influence the public and boost the image of the transgender individuals in society.
They deserve more understanding and have to be brave enough to take on the challenge and fight any and all prejudice against them and their kind.
Abby Wambach of the USA Soccer Team had the honor of handing over the award to Caitlyn. Caitlyn almost began sobbing as s/he offered profuse thanks to his/her family members especially Kim and Khloe.
Kylie and Kendall, who were seated in the audience, began crying too in response to the tearjerker scene. Caitlyn said that s/he never ever wanted his/her family to suffer even a single scratch or wound. His/her love for them was simply infinite.
Caitlyn also spoke of how s/he had never met a transgender person before deciding to undergo the invasive procedure that would change his/her life forever (for the better). Caitlyn said that horrific tales abounded of teenagers that were transgender and thus beaten, bullied and even murdered for no crime other than their sexual disposition.
Caitlyn urged the ordinary masses to show some respect for those who were a little different from them. S/he said that this issue needed resolution. Caitlyn even joked that the fashion police ought to be a little lenient towards him/her since s/he was new to all this.
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Keep it up, Caitlyn! You made the right choice and we hope you are content with it now that you have made it!