Photos: Caitlyn Jenner Preaches Acceptance & Respect for Transgenders in Emotional ESPYs Award Speech!
E! News brings to us scoops from Caitlyn Jenner’s stunning appearance at the 2015 ESPY Awards tonight, which happens to be her first red carpet event since her Vanity Fair debut! The 65-year-old Olympian donned a white wrap dress, as she flaunted her physique while accepting the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
In accepting the honor, Caitlyn made an emotional plea for “accepting people for who they are” as she received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at tonight’s ESPYs in Los Angeles. You can watch her acceptance speech HERE!
Jenner also acknowledged her mother, her children and ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in her acceptance speech and called the past few months a “whirlwind.”
“That turned this journey into an already incredible education,” Jenner said.
“This transition has been harder on me than anything I could imagine,” she said, adding that “trans people … deserve your respect.“
Jenner said in a statement last month after being named the Arthur Ashe Award recipient that the support she had received had been very ‘overwhelming’:
“In the past few months, the overwhelming outpouring of support from all over the world for my journey has been incredible.”
“However, being honored with this award, which is named after one of my heroes, is truly special. For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers.”
Here are more photos..