Caitlyn Jenner accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYS
Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, is the 1976 Olympic men’s decathlon champion. She decided to come out as a transgender woman earlier this year and live as Caitlyn in an interview with 20/20’s Diane Sawyer.
U.S. women’s national soccer team forward Abby Wambach introduced Jenner before a video montage of Jenner’s career aired, including interviews with Jenner; her mother, Esther; her daughter, Kylie; broadcaster Al Michaels and more. The full video can be viewed on ESPN.com.
“Bruce has received many accolades over the years for being one of the greatest Olympians of our time, but The ESPYS are honored to celebrate Bruce becoming Caitlyn,” ESPYs executive producer Maura Mandt said in a release. “She has shown the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances, but can also help to educate people on the challenges that the transgender community faces.”