Caitlyn Jenner received the ASHE award, amidst the protests and petitions for her not to be given the award The 65-year-old got
tearful toward the end of her acceptance speech as she thanked her
family, including her mother, sister and 10 adult children in the
audience. Caitlyn initially
planned to appear on stage with all 10 of her children and stepchildren,
including the Kardashian sisters, but they instead showed their support
from the audience……
She got a standing ovation when she walked to receive her award.
“Wow, I have to talk after that? Thank you so much. It is so wonderful
to be here tonight. The last few months have been a whirlwind of so many
different experiences and emotions. But to tell you the truth, it seems
like every time I turn around in life, I’m putting myself in these
high-pressure situations—competing in the games, raising a family, but
I’ve never felt more pressure than I have in my life than I have in the
last couple of months. Picking out this outfit—OK girls, I get it,” she
said, which drew laughter from the crowd.
which she gave a heartfelt appeal on behalf of trans youth.
‘Trans people deserve something vital,’ she said. ‘They deserve your respect.’
had been chosen for the award above other potential honorees.