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Watch Caitlyn Jenner’s Powerful ESPY Award Speech

Melody

Thu, July, 16 by

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Last night, Caitlyn Jenner was awarded the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards. Jenner, who came out as transgender in April, gave a powerful 10-minute long speech about her recent role as a transgender role model and spokesperson as her children (many of the Kardashians and Jenners) cheered her on in the audience.

“It is an honour to have the word ‘courage’ assosciated with my life,” Jenner said in her speech. “But on this night, another word comes to mind, and that is ‘fortunate.’ I owe a lot to sports. It showed me the world. It’s given me an identity.

“If you wanna call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead. Because the reality is I can take it. But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it.”

Watch a snippet of her speech below.