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Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Caitlyn Jenner’s personal journey and athletic legend were united Wednesday night, as the Olympic icon accepted the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.

Jenner spoke about the great changes in her life, thanking all the people close to her. And she also recognized her social responsibility to spread an important message: “Trans people deserve something vital: They deserve your respect. And from that respect comes a more compassionate community, a more empathetic society, and a better world for all of us.”

Video via ESPN.

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  • Moshulu

    Pathetic! And some clown says “he’s” stunning

  • Vicki Andrew

    I think she looked great and asking that we become a more compassionate community is something that we as a people need to hear and take to heart, not just for her but for everyone.

  • Robert Cruder

    As a man, he earned medals for a single-minded dedication to a physical goal. Everyone recognized the difficulty of his goal and what was required to achieve it.

    Those who call HER next goal evil because someone in a funny collar says so are not even deserving of pity but I see another kind of detractor.

    I worked hard to achieve my goals and applaud when others achieve theirs.

    There are writers who did not achieve and cannot applaud, left only with the ability to insult. Why prove to the world that one is a loser?

  • 2ThinkN_Do2

    He/She talked about acceptance . . . well, how about acceptance of who you are and dealing with the psychological and physical abnormalities that are the root cause of the belief you should be something other than what you were born as? Apparently the court of money has decided that, Frankenstein is good.

    • MichelleRose3

      Gee, why don’t kids with congenital birth defects just give up? After all, God made them that way and who is medical science to question the will of God? Cystic fibrosis? Same deal: you were born with it, you should learn to live with it. (For a VERY short while) How about bad vision? Glasses? God says those are blasphemous because He made you perfect just the way you are and putting those things on your face is an affront to God and The Way Things Should Be According To Those Who Say So.

      Who are YOU to say that biology is destiny? A doctor? A biologist? What are your degrees and where did you get your degrees? What makes you a freakin’ expert on biology, genetics, endocrinology, internal medicine, and psychology? Frankenstein? Comparing us with monsters? Watch a lot of horror movies, do you? The world is pretty black and white for you, isn’t it, bubba? Yep, if we just handed the world over to you, I’m sure we’d all be just as happy as pigs in slop, all of us alike, all of us marching to the same zombie drumbeat. That would make you feel so SAFE, wouldn’t it? Because all these new things that you can’t comprehend scare the hell out of you and you just want the world to be the same, all the time, so that you can feel SAFE from the ordinary people you’ve mistaken for monsters.

      Dealing with it? Jenner dealt with it for 65 freakin’ years. She’s got an edge on me, I only had to put up with it for a half-century or so. In that time, I was a good husband (no kids, because, you know, genetics. That thing you don’t understand. Never mind. It’s too far above your head), a solid citizen who paid my taxes, voted regularly and never got arrested for anything, not even spitting on the sidewalk. I paid my dues, bubba, and so did Jenner. (She just has more disposable income) So neither you nor anyone else gets to tell me what I can and cannot do with my body and my life and my mind. Put a sock in it and crawl back into your cave.

      • 2ThinkN_Do2

        Who said anything about giving up, Bubbette? No one. Who mentioned G-D, you. New things that I cannot comprehend, hardly. Not scared of this at all. Zombie drumbeat, now that is an interesting thought, but who are the Zombies? The second to the last sentence you shared says it all.

  • phylin

    Have we not heard enough about Jenner?

  • paulyz

    THIS is big news to the National Memo? There are way more important issues facing Americans than this.

    p.s. Caitlan still needs surgery for his/her shoulders & jaw.