Caitlyn Jenner, Jazz Jennings Win GLAAD Awards

Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings

Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings were both honored by GLAAD Saturday night.

E!'s I Am Cait and TLC's I Am Jazz tied for best Outstanding Reality Program at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Jennings, a 15-year-old transgender activist, gave an emotional speech thanking her family for their support at the star-studded ceremony, where Orange Is the New Black's Ruby Rose, Bessie's Queen Latifah, Sense8's Lilly Wachowski, and Demi Lovato were also honored.

"All people deserve to have a family like my family," said Jennings, with her mother by her side onstage.

Standing alongside her I Am Cait castmates Candis Cayne, Zackary Drucker, Chandi Moore, and Jenny Boylan, Jenner thanked her "girls" for their support. 

"I couldn't stand going through life without all you girls around," she told them.

Jenner also acknowledged how instrumental GLAAD, a media organization that advocates for LGBT diversity and representation, has helped her and her show. I Am Cait depicts Jenner's journey in life after the Olympian came out as transgender in an ABC interview and in a Vanity Fair cover story last year.

During Jenner's speech, an unknown attendee yelled "charlatan" twice before leaving the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The transgender reality star, who has come under fire for her Republican political leanings, recently told The Advocate she would like to be the "trans ambassador" to Ted Cruz.

Watch Jenner give her speech below, and watch the full ceremony Monday at 10 p.m. Eastern on Logo.

 

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