iPhone’s Siri knows Caitlyn Jenner’s name

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Caitlyn Jenner Says She’ll Push for Acceptance of Transgender People.

Siri, the personal assistant familiar to iPhone users, is knowledgeable about most things, from history to geography and the weather. (CBS SF) — Apple’s personal assistant Siri doesn’t always get it right, and sometimes she can be downright mean (just ask “what’s zero divided by zero”), but this time Siri is being applauded by transgender advocates for standing by Caitlyn Jenner.Don’t count Peter Berg, the director of “Lone Survivor” and producer of “Friday Night Lights” among the people who were moved by Caitlyn Jenner’s speech as she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night.Caitlyn Jenner said on Wednesday that she planned to use the attention that had come with her public transition to being a woman to push for acceptance of transgender people across the world.

Jenner made her first public appearance since completing her gender transition and gave a 10-minute speech about her journey, receiving two standing ovations along the way and acknowledging that giving her a courage award was, like her transition, controversial. She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honouring 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. With narration by Jon Hamm, the package included highlights from Jenner’s incredible decathlon victory at the 1976 Olympics, interviews with her mother, Esther, and daughter, Kendall, and commentary from Jenner herself about the struggles she’s faced during 39 years in the public spotlight. “I isolated myself all the time. Berg criticized the choice with an Instagram post in which he shared, without comment, a Facebook photo by Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts that featured a photo of Army veteran Gregory Gadson, who played a role in Berg’s “Battleship,” alongside one of Jenner.

Noting her powerful celebrity platform, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion and current reality TV star vowed “to do whatever I can to reshape the landscape of how transgender people are viewed and treated.” Abby Wambach of the U.S. soccer team that won the Women’s World Cup presented the trophy to Jenner, whose voice broke as she thanked members of her famous family, including stepdaughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian. Google GOOG 2.28% and Airbnb became exceptions to that rule Wednesday night during ESPN’s annual ESPY awards on ABC, when they both ran ads advocating for diversity and trans-inclusion.

I would feel like a liar all the time,” Jenner said in the video. “It’s too bad because I wasted a lot of my life and nobody really knew who I am. They are getting murdered and they are committing suicide,” she told the crowd as her famous children watched from the audience. “If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead.

Guess which Man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by ESPN?” Jenner was a controversial choice for the award, with many pointing out that Noah Galloway, an athlete who lost an arm and leg in war, was more deserving, as was Lauren Hill, who achieved her dream of playing college basketball before she died of brain cancer. The video received more than 1 million views on YouTube, so Google decided to air it during the ESPYs as a way to pitch itself as a trans-inclusive brand: “Not that many big brands have very publicly supported and endorsed the transgender community,” Google’s Vice President of Marketing Arjan Dijk told USA Today in an interview. “It’s a role we want to play as a brand.” The Google ad chronicles the story of Jake Nothnagel, a 26-year-old, as he transitions from female to male. But for the kids out there coming to terms with being true with who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it.” Afterward, the Orange Is the New Black actress – herself a vocal trans advocate – posted an Instagram quoting Jenner, writing “Love this. 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 got to get the shoes, the hair, the makeup, it was exhausting. I’m new at this.” Jenner didn’t walk the red carpet outside the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles and she didn’t appear backstage to talk with reporters as most of the previous Ashe award recipients have done.

Jenner’s selection to receive the Ashe award named for the late tennis player who died in 1993 after contracting AIDS from a blood transfusion generated strong debate online. “I met Arthur Ashe a few times. 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.”

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