Why Caitlyn Jenner Is Celebrating the Most Important Birthday of Her Life

28 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Caitlyn Jenner celebrates 66th birthday with Kylie Jenner, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.

The athlete and actor turned motivational speaker and transgender icon turns 66 today; though you could say, in fact, that Oct. 28, 2015, is also Caitlyn Jenner’s first birthday. The “I Am Cait” star turns 66 on Wednesday, and she kicked off festivities one day early with a birthday lunch attended by daughter Kylie Jenner, stepdaughters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and Kourtney’s daughter Penelope.Caitlyn Jenner, 18-year-old TV personality, took to Instagram to share an adorable selfie with her dad and captioned it, “Early birthday lunch with @caitlynjenner. This has been the most unbelievably important year for the I Am Cait star, who, in an interview with Diane Sawyer that aired in April, opened up about her decision to fully embrace living as the woman she always felt herself to be.

Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, who has been spending time with husband Lamar Odom as he continues his recovery at a Los Angeles hospital, were missing from the outing. When the interview aired, she was still publicly Bruce Jenner, 1976 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, ex-husband of Kris Jenner, Linda Thompson and Chrystie Crownover and father of six, plus four stepchildren. But while she certainly remains a doting parent, with daughters Kendall and acknowledging that Caitlyn’s just still Dad to them, everything changed on April 24 when the international celebrity known for 65-plus years as Bruce confirmed that “for all intents and purposes” he was a woman. In that instant she not only cleared the air for herself, but also sent the conversation about what it means to be transgender rocketing from the relative mainstream to the only thing people were talking about. After having lunch with her family, Caitlyn attended the premiere of the Logo TV web series “Beautiful As I Want To Be” Tuesday night — marking her first time walking the red carpet.

Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Laverne Cox, Jimmy Fallon, Sam Smith, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell and Oprah Winfrey represent just a handful of the famous names who tweeted their support. She became a global sensation, in some ways surpassing—especially in this age of Twitter, Instagram and every other way in which her cover went viral in seconds—the height of fame enjoyed by Bruce decades ago. This past summer has been all about Caitlyn’s style (she made one of Vogue’s best-dressed women of the week list in July), her personal journey and her still-ongoing mission to educate our society about gender identity and the importance of acceptance and compassion for all.

The former Olympian’s memorable year could include another big honor: Gossip Cop reports that Caitlyn, along with Reese Witherspoon, will be named Glamour’s Woman of the Year. Caitlyn has admitted that, considering her financial success and fiercely supportive family, she has it pretty damn good compared to so many others who have taken that step to openly embrace their true selves as transgender men or women.

What else is interesting about you?'” Courage was also a resounding theme this summer, and Caitlyn’s first public event was an appearance at the 2015 ESPYs in July to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Frankly, no matter what you think of her famous family or the fact that she has chosen to tell part of her story on TV, Caitlyn Jenner had done something unprecedented in the world of sports and celebrity. A very happy birthday this year to Caitlyn, the first of many that will prove to the world that it’s never too late to start living life to the fullest.

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