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A petition on Change.org is trying to get the International Olympic Committee to "do the right thing for the transgender community" and revoke Caitlyn Jenner's gold medal.


Jenner at the 1976 Olympics and on the cover of Vanity Fair. Not pictured: The jerkbutt trying to take Jenner's olympic medal away. (via Getty Images/Vanity Fair)

When she was living as Bruce, Caitlyn Jenner won the gold medal for the men's decathlon, a combination of 10 track and field events including different-length runs, javelin, long jump, and shot put, among other things. But after Jenner's recent revalation that she has always identified as a woman, someone named Jennifer Bradford started a petition on Change.org to have Jenner's medals rescinded. The petition reads:

Dear International Olympic Committee,

It has recently come to light that gold medalist Bruce Jenner is in fact transgender, and therefore, identifies as a woman. We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best. However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men's sports and vice versa. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we must ask whether or not it is proper that Ms. Jenner should retain her olympic records in light of this, as we must now either claim that Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people (which we know is not true), or that Bruce Jenner was, in fact, a woman participating in a men's event. It is only fair to all involved that women receive their credit as champions of the Decathalon and that the men racing Ms. Jenner are not expected to compete with a superior, streamlined being such as herself.

We urge Ms. Jenner to support the transgender community by giving up the medals earned by competing against the wrong gender.

Thank you, and congratulations to Ms. Jenner for her courage!

#givebackthegold
Sources: Change.org | Perez Hilton