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Amer­i­can Olympic-win­ning ath­lete Cait­lyn Jen­ner urged ac­cep­tance for all trans­gen­der peo­ple in her speech at the Ex­cel­lence in Sports Per­for­mance Yearly (ESPY) Awards in Los An­ge­les, US, on Wed­nes­day. “Trans peo­ple de­serve some­thing vi­tal: your re­spect,” said Jen­ner, who was hon­oured with the Arthur Ashe Courage award and re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion af­ter her speech.

Amer­i­can TV re­al­ity star Cait­lyn Jen­ner (be­low) who won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wed­nes­day, said dur­ing her ac­cep­tance speech that she was very scared to come out in the public about be­ing a trans­gen­der. “This tran­si­tion has been harder on me than any­thing I can imag­ine,” she said, adding, “I never wanted to hurt any­one else, most of all my fam­ily and my kids.” Jen­ner fur­ther asked the au­di­ence to not bully the transgenders any­more. “If you want to call me names, make jokes and doubt my in­ten­tions, go ahead be­cause the re­al­ity is I can take it,” she said. “But for thou­sands of kids out there com­ing to terms with the re­al­ity of who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it,” she added.

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