Jenner, who was honored Wednesday night with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, has been praised for her bravery in raising awareness of trans issues. The Olympian, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has been outspoken during her public transformation — granting a widely lauded interview to ABC's Diane Sawyer and filming a documentary miniseries for E!
And on Wednesday night she talked about living out her personal journey in the public eye...
"If there's one thing I do know about my life, it is the power of the spotlight," she said, adding that with that attention comes the responsibility to keep learning and to reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed.
While Jenner's speech was at times humorous — she mentioned that she finally understood what it was like for a female-presenting person to get ready for an awards show — her message couldn't have been clearer.
It's time to start "accepting people for who they are."