Former Olympian Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlin Jenner, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS on July 15.
Caitlin Jenner received a standing ovation from some of the biggest sports stars in the world after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards in honor of the annual athletes and moments.
She also insisted on accepting others who are transgender.
“This transition was more difficult for me than I can imagine.” said Caitlin Jenner.
Abby Wambach of the women’s soccer team that won the Women’s World Cup presented the trophy to Caitlin Jenner, whose voice broke as she thanked members of her famous family, including stepdaughters Kim and Chloe Kardashian. Tears welled up in Caitlin’s younger daughter, Jenner Kylie, whose sister Kendall wiped a tear from her eye.
“I never wanted to hurt anyone else, especially my family and children.” said Caitlin Jenner, who admitted she had never met another transgender person before earlier this year.
Caitlin Jenner called on the crowd, which included players in football, basketball, baseball and hockey, to remember what they say and do is “absorbed and watched by millions of people, especially young people.”
The video traces the life of Caitlin Jenner from the time she was known as Bruce Jenner to her current transition. She has been shown to apply make-up, fasten her blouse in her wardrobe and fasten the strap of her shoes with heels.
Caitlin Jenner did not walk the red carpet in front of the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles and did not show up behind the scenes to talk to reporters, like most previous Ash recipients.