“I'm just going to go live life. I'm going to go enjoy life. I have nothing left to hide. I am kind of a free person, a free soul.” - Caitlyn Jenner, Gold Medal-Winning Olympic Athlete and Television Personality
Caitlyn Jenner, famous television personality and gold medal-winning Olympic athlete, turns 70 years old today. After a record-setting performance in the men’s decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Jenner won the gold medal and was proclaimed an American hero for securing victory over the Soviet Union during the Cold War era. For decades, Jenner was a television personality appearing in various films and television series and in 2007, the reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” premiered, documenting Jenner’s famous stepdaughters. Jenner publicly came out as a trans woman in 2015 and was subsequently the star of her own reality show titled “I Am Cait”, a docuseries focusing on Jenner’s journey to her gender transition in 2017. Considered to be the most recognizable transgender woman in the world, Jenner is a vocal and visible civil rights activist, teaming with organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD to advocate for LGBTQ rights.