The Hollywood producer earlier took to Instagram and posted an Internet meme that ripped ESPN for giving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Jenner instead of a military vet. In his Ashe Courage Award acceptance speech, the former Olympian said, “This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine”.
It was Jenner’s first formal award since transitioning from a man to a woman, and she gave an inspiring speech during which she pushed for acceptance, according to Variety.
While Kris wasn’t present at the sports awards on Wednesday, the rest of the family sat in the audience to show their support for Caitlyn during her big moment. News that Caitlyn drank red wine and enjoyed the time with five of her girlfriends in a private suite and she reportedly placed a small bet.
Araguz is also a director for a new non-profit organization called the Transgender National Alliance.
But while certain producers think Jenner was unworthy of such an honor, we challenge anyone to come out and say Caitlyn did not look lovely at the event. “We’ll never know”, Jenner said on stage. “You guys have given so much back to me, you have given me so much support, I am so, so grateful to have all of you in my life”. “I think anyone would have drawn some strength from Caitlyn’s message”. While there are people out there who don’t agree with her accepting the award or her journey in general, that doesn’t take away from the milestone that this was. I was the MVP of the football team, that just wasn’t going to be a problem and the same thing goes tonight. “We must lift up the stories of those most at risk, statistically trans people of color who are poor and working class”.
“So for the people out there wondering what this is all about, whether its about courage or controversy or publicity, it’s about what happens from here”. It’s not about just one person. “It’s a good thing”.