Saturday, July 18, 2015

PREACH SISTER!

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  1. BRAVO I SAY! She has always had courage, now only just more!

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  2. it takes courage to stand up and do everything she has done and is doing. I applaud her for coming out!

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  3. That's what it's all about. Well said, Caitlyn!

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  4. I think we really need to work on accepting one another's differences. Wasn't the the purpose of this country....diversity?

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  5. Such an amazing speech... Hopefully she will shed light and help so many people that have to hide and are abused for who they are.... No one ever knows what others go through... Everyone deserves respect and understanding in this world... Life is too short to judge others...

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  6. I have yet to hear the speech in its entirety, but for that extract alone, I applaud Ms Jenner. She is now THE spokesperson for the alienated, whether "they" (the myriad commentators) like it or not... Jx

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  7. I watched and was moved and transfixed by her speech as well as the video of her life. The audience was mesmerized and these were primarily sports jocks who are historically homophobic. So amazing I was crying

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  8. Honestly, being gay, and having friends of every part of the community was a tad outraged though. Caitlyn Jenner should have denied the award and given it to the family of Lauren Hill. I'm not denying the courage it took for her to make the transition she did. It took a lot. I simply think Lauren's story is significantly more courageous. She faced a life ending disease in the face and still pursued her dream of playing collegiate basketball. Not to mention that she was an actual athlete in a period of time relevant to the award ceremony. Caitlyn Jenner has not been involved in an athletic competition in at least 30 years.

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    1. At the same time, when you look at all of the vile stuff that's being said about Jenner winning this award, you'll see why she got it.

      Not everyone is accepting. I can cite Evander Holyfield and Joe Rogan as two quick examples of how far we have to go to gain acceptance in the sports world, and society as well.

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  9. Clearly there is disagreement in the selection of Caitlyn for this award. Isn't it great that we live in a society that can express those differences and isn't it great that we live in a society that can expand our horizons by learning outside of our comfort zone. I too was skeptical of this award going to Caitlyn but after hearing her acceptance speech last night, I was sure that this was the right person for this award.

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  10. Great going Caityln!!!! I was a great moment.As my brother once told me, acceptance of things doesn't necessarily require understanding, just a willingness to do so.

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  11. Beautiful. The speech and Caitlyn.

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