Caitlyn Jenner refused to accept an award not to cause controversy

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Caitlin Jenner has turned down a transgender activism award, following anger and demands that it be rescinded.
The award was from St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, a network of community healthcare centres in Los Angeles.Caitlin Jenner has turned down a transgender activism award, following anger and demands that it be rescinded. The award was from St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, a network of community healthcare centres in Los Angeles. Jenner was going to be awarded for her support of Transgender Health Program at their Eleganza ball on Saturday which is a part of St. John’s TransNation film festival. Jenner being given an award had been criticised by many LGBT activists, considering her controversial support of the Republican party which is mostly anti-LGBT. And even though she previously claimed that she is no longer Trump supporter, it is too late already. A petition, which demanded that Jenner not be given the award, was started by Ashlee Marie Preston on behalf of Trans Liberation Now, and received over 2000 signatures in four days. And there was nothing left for Jenner rather than to refuse, issuing the following statement^ “I understand that my presence is distracting from the real purpose of the event, which is to celebrate the important and life-saving work of St. John’s,” she said. Trans people understand what it’s like to be judged for who we are, and defined by a world that doesn’t understand us, so let’s present a united front in support of St. John’s Trans Health Program.”

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