Caitlyn Jenner Arthur Ashe award for courage
- 20% of transgender people are homeless
- 41% of transgender individuals attempt suicide at least once in their lives
- Dealt with situation on own in private, Made experience educational but frightening
- Young people learning they are different, getting bullied, murdered, suicide
- Power of the spotlight – attention brings responsibility – actions are observed and absorbed
- Wants to tell story the right way to keep learning and remake landscape of trans issues
- Promote simple idea – accepting people for who they are – learn as much as you can about another person to understand
- Transition was harder than anything could have imagined and is the same for most trans people – they deserve respect for their courage and decisions
- Coming to terms with being true to who you are shouldn’t mean having to deal with hate crime
- Deserve a more empathetic society
transphobic hate – “freak” – not going to affect everyone within society
Inspired by Jenner’s work – could be a positive thing for the trans community
45% of US adults believe that celebrities can make a positive difference to issues they are promoting
One in four teenagers admit they are more influenced by celebrities than people they know, according to a new survey.
With this amount of society so affected by the lives of celebrities and the mass portrayal of celebrity lives in the media – should have a positive affect of views of transgender community
- ABC News. (2015) Caitlyn Jenner accepts Arthur Ashe courage award. Available at: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/espy-awards-caitlyn-jenner-accepts-arthur-ashe-courage-32482615 (Accessed: 9 January 2017).
- Marketing Charts Staff (2014) How influential are celebrities? (updated). Available at: http://www.marketingcharts.com/television/are-celebrities-that-influential-38018/ (Accessed: 9 January 2017).
- Teenagers most influenced by celebrities (2009) Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6012322/Teenagers-most-influenced-by-celebrities.html (Accessed: 9 January 2017).