“The real truth is that before just a few months ago, I had never met anybody else who was trans,” the 65-year-old reality star, who wore a Versace gown, told the star-studded audience. “Now as you saw, I dealt with my situation on my own, in private. It’s been eye-opening, inspiring, but also frightening.”
She continued, "This transition has been harder on me than anything I could imagine. Trans people... deserve your respect... With attention, comes responsibility. As a group, as athletes, how you conduct your lives, what you say, what you do, is absorbed and observed by millions of people, especially young people. I know I’m clear with my responsibility -- accepting people for who they are.”
Caitlyn's daughters Kendall and Kylie were also on hand to support her at the award show.
"fam blacked out" Kendall wrote on Instagram with a pic of herself, Kylie, Kim, Kourtney Kardashian, and Brody, who brought his girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter.
Watch Caitlyn Jenner's touching speech at the ESPYs!