Athlete, Reality Television Personality, Trans Advocate
The Caitlyn Jenner speech talks about transgender rights and acceptance. Formerly known as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn is an Olympic athlete. Specializing in the men's decathlon, she won the gold medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Following her Olympic career, she went on to appear in a variety of television and movie credits.
The speaker is a well-known reality television personality, appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians with her family since 2007. In April 2015, she came out as a trans woman in an interview with Diane Sawyer. Her gender transition has been very publicized and is discussed, along with transgender issues, in the Caitlyn Jenner speech. The speaker uses her spotlight in raising awareness about issues facing the trans community.