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Caitlyn Jenner Steps Out After 'Declining' Award From Trans Health Program

Caitlyn Jenner Steps Out After 'Declining' Award From Trans Health Program

Caitlyn Jenner is speaking out after “declining” an award she was set to receive from St. John’s Well Child & Family Center.

The 67-year-old TV personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete was spotted grabbing lunch with friends on Thursday (October 19) at Shutters on the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.

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She sported a colorful floral-print dress and a pair of nude-colored pumps, letting her long locks flow freely.

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, which offers free and low-cost community health care clinics in and around Los Angeles, originally planned to honor Caitlyn with an award during its upcoming TransNation Film Festival.

However, following an outcry from the trans community, the organization and Caitlyn mutually decided that it was not best to give her the award.

“Last week, I had the honor of sitting with the staff of St. John’s Trans Health Program,” Caitlyn shared on her website. “With open hearts, everyone around the table shared their thoughts and feelings about the times that we’re in, and what we could do to heal the pain of our community together.”

Click inside to read the rest of Caitlyn’s message…

“In this spirit of unity and love, I’m going to decline the award they so graciously offered me for supporting their mission,” she continued. “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. I will continue my commitment to helping marginalized communities through my foundation.”

“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,” she added.

“I am with you, and I am here to help,” she finished.

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  • Hattie McDish

    These images are sure to give me nightmares. Cait is not looking well.

  • person

    Dude is looking rough. Serious dysfunction. Nutty that he cut off his organ to try to be something he isn’t. totally whack. He looks horrible.

  • Yeah Right

    Looks exactly like Gerard Butler’s ex-girlfriend Morgan Brown.

  • Shlomo Teittleman

    a very sick man . may god spare his soul.

  • pitta

    Looking very manly right here, like Frankenstein…

  • Asha

    Does she realize that being a woman does not mean having to wear a dress and heels everyday. I would die if I had to walk around in heels everyday.

  • meme

    Whoa. Ugly alert.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    That’s exactly what men who want to be women think. Look at Laverne – he’s never in normal clothes. The truth is, these so-called “women in men’s bodies” don’t have the first clue what being female is – because they AREN’T female.

  • persononhere

    i have to agree. they try so hard to be female, but it just isn’t natural. i was talking with a transgender person recently and he/she was studying my every movement – maybe to copy later. it will always be fake because the subtle motions/movements just aren’t naturally there

  • J.K.

    Has nothing to do with her being transgender. Did you forget what family he belongs to?

  • Silly People

    Looking pretty rough.

  • nana303

    Very masculine looking Caitlyn. Nothing feminine about you.

  • Marilyn Willett

    God made them male and female, his problem isn’t with this world, it is with God.