Arthur Ashe

My Word: Look beyond Caitlyn's ESPN award

My Word: Look beyond Caitlyn's ESPN award

The discussion rages. Is Caitlyn Jenner a rich, misguided publicity junky or the heroine of transgender equality? Jenner's internationally public disclosure of being transgender has sparked criticism of her, and ESPN. Jenner has been depicted as someone publicity obsessed and driven by fame and financial gain. ESPN and ABC have been depicted as calculating networks seeking ratings and exposure. What is being missed is the bigger picture of how her public journey has impacted the worldwide discussion of what it means to be transgender. Jenner's public disclosure of her personal journey has been the perfect storm of transgender awareness. She was famous for two generations....