Caitlyn Jenner said he wants to make being transgender “seem more normal.”
While accepting an award at the GLAAD Media Awards this week, the 66-year-old former Olympic athlete said he’s learned a lot over the past year. (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner: ‘I Get More Flak For Being Conservative Than Being Transgender’)
“I had never met another trans person,” Jenner said. “I lived my life in silence. I suffered on my own. And as so many people in this room have such a difficult time coming out and being your true self and being who you are, it is a long struggle.”
“The last year has been the most rewarding year of my life. It’s been such a wonderful experience being able to shoot this show.” (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner Totally Upended The 2015 News Cycle)
“We’re trying to make a difference. We’re trying to make the next generation of trans people out there — make it seem more normal.”
Jenner began transitioning to a woman last year and officially came out during an interview with Diane Sawyer in April. (RELATED: Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m A Republican And A Christian’)
Watch the rest of Jenner’s speech below.