Caitlyn Jenner's appearance at the ESPYS (the Oscars of the sports world), is going to be a major family affair.
Caitlyn is set to take the stage to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award this evening. She will reportedly be joined at the event by her children and stepchildren, including Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, Brody, Burt and Brandon Jenner, and Cassandra Marino.
After facing some backlash for the decision to honor Caitlyn with the award, Maura Mandt, the show's executive producer, spoke to Sports Illustrated about why they selected Caitlyn for the award.
'I think Caitlyn's decision to publicly come out as a transgender woman and live as Caitlyn Jenner displayed enormous courage and self-acceptance,' Mandt explained. 'That is what the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is about, somebody from the athletic community who has done something that transcends sport. One of the biggest platforms the Arthur Ashe Foundation has is educational, and I think in this choice we have the opportunity to educate people about this issue and hopefully change and possibly save some lives. I think that is why it was the right choice.'
From the editors at Cosmo