Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS on Wednesday, July 15, surrounded by her children and stepchildren as she received the honor.
Jenner told the audience about transgender teenagers who are bullied, beaten up or murdered or who kill themselves. She also mentioned two people whose deaths particularly touched her.
“Trans people deserve something vital; they deserve your respect,” she said. “From that respect comes a more compassionate community.”
The 65-year-old Olympian received a standing ovation from world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards show honoring the year’s top athletes and moments.
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