Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs Wednesday night. The GOP field still has room for at least one more, right? (Full text and retrospective video below)

Caitlyn Jenner's story is the classic tale of self-reliance, determination, and patriotism. A lot of people questioned why the GOP member got the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, but Wednesday night's speech inspired supporters and convinced (many) doubters as well with the back-to-back combination of the ESPY tribute video (below) to Bruce Jenner the decathlete, and the long, hard road from the World's Greatest Athlete to the world's most famous Republican transgender woman. She reminded the athletes in the room of their responsibility to think about how their behavior and attitudes shape opinions around the world, especially for youth. Already, her line is the takeaway moment from the whole night: "Trans people deserve something vital, they deserve your respect." She reminded people that violence against trans people, and suicide, is unfortunately an everyday reality. "If you want to call me names … go ahead, I can take it. But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with who they are, they shouldn't have to take it." It was, in a word, courageous.

Sources: ESPYS 2015 | ESPN