Caitlyn Jenner to Receive Arthur Ashe Award for Courage

Caitlyn Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this year’s ESPY awards, ESPN confirmed on Monday.

Jenner, who came out as transgender in an interview with Diane Sawyer back in April, made her first appearance on the July cover ofVanity Fair. (Jenner, who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.)

“It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life,”the former Olympian told Vanity Fair.

Jenner will be joined by her family on stage at the ESPY awards, which take place on July 15. ESPN is calling the event Jenner’s “first major public appearance.”

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This article originally appeared on EW.com.

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