Caitlyn, Reese, Misty among ‘Glamour’ Women of the Year winners

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Caitlyn Jenner Honored for Transgender Activism: ‘I Am Just Excited About the Future’.

NEW YORK—Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as “The Peacemakers of Charleston” are among this year’s honourees as Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year. The former Olympian – who was married to Kris Jenner, 59, for two decades – said: ‘I am just excited about the future for the first time in a long, long time. ‘And that is a nice feeling to have…. Victoria Beckham, billionaire entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, Planned Parenthoood’s Cecile Richards and the women’s FIFA soccer Team USA round out the Class of 2015, announced Thursday. On the cover of the magazine’s Nov. 10 issue is Reese Witherspoon, honored not only for her onscreen performances but also for her production company, Pacific Standard.

Branded the “Transgender Champion,” the 66-year-old reality TV star will be honored with her fellow winners at an awards ceremony in New York City Nov. 9. Jenner won the distinction because “she made the decision to transition publicly — so that in the future kids don’t have to wait until they’re 65 years old to discover who they are,” Los Angeles LGBT Center rep Alex Schmider told the magazine. “I started thinking, Maybe this is why God put me on earth,” said Jenner, who recently accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs and premiered her own E! docu-series, “I Am Cait.” “This issue has been swept under the rug for so long.

Witherspoon was selected for the magazine’s December cover, to hit newsstands Nov. 10, while Jenner, Copeland and Holmes will be pictured on fold-out covers. Also, Leive and Copeland will light the Empire State Building tower in Glamour pink to symbolize women around the world who continue to break barriers. Jenner’s inclusion in particular led to some social media backlash — both because she is trans and because of her family’s wealth and privilege. “[It] certainly gives you an appreciation for the hostility to the trans community that still exists out there,” said editor-in-chief Cindi Leive in response. Not just for me, but for this entire community.” The transgender rights advocate opened up to Glamour about reaching a breaking point during her gender transition, going so far as to contemplate using the gun she kept in her house. “Go in there, no more pain,” she recalled telling herself. Comedian Amy Schumer will open the magazine’s upcoming awards ceremony, while Jennifer Hudson and Ellie Goulding will also perform for the honorees and illustrious guests.

In June, Caitlyn came out as a woman on the July 2015 cover of Vanity Fair, wearing nothing but a corseted bodysuit in a now-iconic Annie Leibovitz photo. “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life,'” she told VF’s Buzz Bissinger at the time. On Wednesday, she was overwhelmed with gratitude as she celebrated her first official year as a transgender woman. “Celebrating my 66th birthday with 66 special moments from this incredible year. You have to make your life interesting.’” Jenner‘s inclusion on the list, rumored as early as last week, ignited bickering over whether the wealthy athlete-turned-reality star deserved the honor. That’s what tips the scales for us to win.” Beckham is the Fashion Force, for building an empire out of a first collection of just 10 dresses, then going on to become a philanthropist and mother of four. “I did have to find myself and my confidence,” she says. “And I want to make other women feel the best version of themselves. It’s still Girl Power.” is the Showstopper, the first African-American ballerina to be named principal dancer dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

To be honest with you, if the worst thing in the world that happens to you is you are trans, you’ve got it made.” The December 2015 issue of Glamour will hit stands on Nov. 10. But we know why we are doing it — people are counting on us because of what (his technology) means to a cancer patient, what it means to someone who has no ability to afford health care.” “I know it sounds so juvenile, like everybody holding hands and singing ‘Kumbaya.’ But I still believe that we can do it. It can’t just be an I, it can’t just be black people, it can’t just be white people, it can’t just be poor people, it can’t just be victims.

Jenner, who turned 66 on Wednesday, vowed to educate herself while educating others through her docuseries, I Am Cait, which was just picked up by E! for a second season. — Charleston Strong: The June shooting at the black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, brought on mass protests over racial injustice. Alana Simmons, Nadine Collier, Bethane Middleton-Brown, Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard lost loved ones and two nearly their own lives, but all, one by one, stood up in a courtroom at the bond hearing for the young, white defendant and declared their anger but not their hate.

— Elizabeth Holmes: She founded her fledgling blood-testing company, now called Theranos, in her dorm room after dropping out of Stanford as an undergraduate but convincing an engineering professor to admit her into his graduate research lab. — Cecile Richards: The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the daughter of a civil rights lawyer-dad and a politician woman, the late Texas Gov.

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