Not only has Caitlyn Jenner been an inspiration by being brave enough to share her transition journey with the world, but she’s also taken the time to give a motivational speech to LGBT teens.
Keeping her pledge to help other transgender people, she visited LA’s Gay & Lesbian Centre’s Youth Centre programme in Hollywood, speaking to a group of young people and generally being wonderful.
You go, Caitlyn Jenner.
According to E! News, the 65-year-old referenced Miley Cyrus‘ previous visit as she spoke to the group for about an hour, before she took a tour of the facilities.
A source revealed: “It was a small group. They talked to Caitlyn about their experiences, what they were going through and how the Centre is helping them.”
The continued on to say the group were “really excited to meet her,” and were well aware of who she was.
“Caitlyn was really friendly and even referenced Miley Cyrus’ visit to the Centre,” they added.
“She also brought some clothes for them.”
Miley previously visited them in January as part of her work with the MAC AIDS Fund, speaking about HIV/AIDS prevention.
It’s reported that Caitlyn plans to visit again, and is ‘very interested’ to learn more about the centre, which is visited by around 100 young people between the ages of 14 and 24 every day. The majority of these young people are homeless.
The centre provides a wide range of services, including three meals a day seven days week, employment counseling, GED programs, showers and temporary housing.
The centre released a statement, the full version of which you can read here, which confirmed her visit and what she did while she was there.
They added that she “spoke with the program manager for the Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project, which helps transgender women and men, who experience unemployment at twice the rate of the national population, develop professional skills, find employment with trans-friendly employers, and thrive in the workplace.”
Keep being awesome, Caitlyn!
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