All eyes were on Caitlyn Jenner last night as she attended her first major award show since her transition. Yes, her dress was gorgeous (a little more on that later), but the defining moment from her appearance at this year鈥檚 ESPYs was undeniably the touching speech she gave after recieving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

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Caitlyn, whose entire family was there to support her, began her speech with a few jokes about how she finally realizes just how difficult it is for women to prep for an occasion like the ESPYs. She then moved on to a more serious note telling the audience about two young trans people. Without stumbling on a single word, Caitlyn says that she鈥檚 here to 鈥減romote a very simple idea: accepting people for who they are.鈥 She tells the camera, 鈥淭rans people deserve something vital. They deserve your respect.鈥

Caitlyn teared up as she thanked her family for being so supportive, but then regained her composure by boldly ending her speech with, 鈥淚f you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead 鈥 because the reality is, I can take it.鈥

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Caitlyn鈥檚 speech was obviously the most important part about her appearance at the ESPYs, but we do have to mention how utterly gorgeous she looked. The 65-year-old Olympian stunned in a long-sleeved, white gown by Versace. To prep for the event, Caitlyn borrowed a little something from Angelina Jolie 鈥 the actress鈥 stylist Jen Rade.

Rade is responsible for Angelina鈥檚 infamous high-slit Versace dress as well as that Marilyn Monroe inspired cream number she wore to the Oscars in 2004. Before last night鈥檚 award ceremony, Jen tweeted, 鈥淚 have to say my heart is POUNDING WITH EXCITEMENT for the world to see what I have seen!!! Only a few more hours!鈥

Whether she鈥檚 giving us fashion inspiration or touching our hearts with her compassionate words, Caitlyn has proven herself to be not only a leader in the transgender community, but an ideal role model to anyone who values kindness, acceptance and most importantly, courage.

What was your favorite moment from last night鈥檚 ESPYs? Share with us in the comments below.

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