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Caitlyn Jenner honoured at ESPY Awards, urges transgender acceptance

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Caitlyn Jenner ESPY Awards speech: Former athlete urges world to respect transgender people in most moving address yet.

The Olympic gold medallist and reality star formerly known as Bruce Jenner was presented with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at ESPN’s annual ESPYs ceremony honouring excellence in sport.Caitlyn Jenner used her first major public appearance after transitioning to call on the world to respect transgender people and work towards creating a more inclusive society.She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honoring the year’s top athletes and moments. “This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine,” said Jenner, who revealed she was in the process of becoming a woman in a televised interview with Diane Sawyer in April on ABC. Cheered on by her family, including daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and stepdaughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, the decathlon champion implored viewers to help improve the lives of transgender people.

Dressed in a pale pink, floor-length gown, she implored the fashion critics: “Please be kind on me, I’m new at this,” before continuing: “The real truth is that before a couple of months ago I had never met anybody else who was trans, who was like me. The numbers are staggering but they are reality of what it is like to be trans today.” Pointing to the recent deaths of two transgender people, she added: “Every time something like this happens people wonder could it have been different if spotlighting this issue with more attention could have changed the way things happened. “We will never know but if there is one thing I do know about my life it is the power of the spotlight. Meanwhile, Lauren Hill was honored for the “best moment.” Hill inspired people with her fight against brain cancer and raised over $1.5 million for cancer research before she died April 10. Sometimes it gets overwhelming but with attention comes responsibility.” The former Olympic athlete described the pressure she experienced in the weeks since her new identity was dramatically unveiled on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. “I dealt with my situation on my own, in private, and that this turned this journey into an already incredible education, it’s been eye-opening, inspiring but also frightening. “If you want to call me names, make jokes and doubt my intentions, go ahead, because the reality is I can take it.

But for thousands of kids out there coming to terms with the reality of who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it.” “As a group, as athletes, how you conduct your lives, what you say and what you do is absorbed and observed by millions of people, especially young people,” she said. “I know I am clear with my responsibility going forward to tell my story the right way for me, to keep learning, to do whatever I can do to reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed, how trans people are treated and more broadly, to promote a very simple idea – accepting people for who they are.” They are learning that they are different and they are trying to figure out how to handle that on top of every other problem that a teenager has. “They are getting bullied, they are getting beaten up, they are getting murdered and they are committing suicide. She mentioned she once considered ending her own life with a gun she owned. “OK girls, I get it,” she said, as the audience laughed. “You’ve got to get the shoes, the hair, the makeup, it was exhausting. In an email to The Associated Press, Pagliuca called it a “regularly scheduled monthly meeting to review next steps” and also to discuss what they learned during a trip to the Pan Am Games in Toronto last week.

ESPN said Jenner wanted her onstage comments to stand. “She’s really brave to have the courage to get through a lot of those things,” said the 14-year-old who won best breakthrough athlete. “I know a lot of people give her a hard time about it, but just for her family to give her that support is amazing.” RadarOnline.com reported Wednesday that Jenner’s representatives approached ESPN suggesting the network give her the Ashe award in exchange for plugs on her upcoming E! docuseries. From that respect comes a more compassionate community, a more empathetic society and a better world for all of us.” Wiping away tears, she thanked her family, saying: “The biggest fear in coming out was I never wanted to hurt anyone else – most of all my family and my kids. After the USOC’s June 30 board meeting, Probst said he and Blackmun would be “circling back” with Boston leaders to check on efforts to gain local support. Houston became the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history Wednesday when he agreed to a six-year, $101 million contract, over half of which is guaranteed, hours before the deadline for players who had franchise tags to sign long-term deals.

I know how important education was to him,” Jenner said. “Learn as much as you can about another person to understand them as well as you can.” I’m so, so grateful to have all of you in my life.” She acknowledged the impact her high profile would have in helping the transgender community, saying: “I owe a lot to sports.

The New York Giants, however, did not pursue a long-term deal with Jason Pierre-Paul after the star defensive end injured his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident. It’s given me an identity. “If someone wanted to bully me, well you know what, I was the MVP of the football team, that just wasn’t going to be a problem and the same thing goes for tonight. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — DirecTV’s exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.

The lawsuit filed this week in federal court in California challenges DirecTV’s deal with the league for “NFL Sunday Ticket,” which gives subscribers nationwide live broadcasts of many Sunday games played in other cities. The lawsuit by the bar Ninth Inning Inc. says the deal stifles competition by preventing other TV providers, such as Dish Network, from airing the games. Whether it’s about courage, or controversy or publicity, it’s about what happens from here, It’s not just about one person, it’s about thousands of people. PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has scrapped a move to temporarily rebrand a freeway recognizing soon-to-be baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, keeping in place the existing name that honors a soldier who died in the Iraq War in 2003.

That’s a good thing, and while it may not be easy to get past the things you don’t always understand, I want to prove it is absolutely possible if we all do it together.” The Arizona Diamondbacks and state officials had planned a celebration Friday to temporarily post signs on State Route 51 to honor Johnson — who wore the number “51” while playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of “discomfort” during meetings. Senate subcommittee hearing, cited methods of votes at meetings of CONCACAF, soccer’s regional governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean. Johnson and Griner were arrested on April 22 at their home in Goodyear, Arizona, on misdemeanor charges of assault and domestic violence disorderly conduct.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Center Ryan Kesler got comfortable quickly with the Anaheim Ducks, and the club let him know the feeling is definitely mutual. Dallas signed defenseman Johnny Oduya to a two-year, $7.5 million contract Wednesday, less than a week after trading for veteran forward Patrick Sharp, who won three championships in Chicago. California Chrome won’t run as scheduled in the Arlington Million on Aug. 15 near Chicago because of the bruised cannon bone that was discovered recently.

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