Caitlyn Jenner Asked to be Guest of Honor for Tel Aviv Gay Pride Week
(JTA) — The City of Tel Aviv invited Caitlyn Jenner to be a guest of honor at its Gay Pride Week celebration.
Jenner, 65, the former reality show star and Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, has not responded to the invitation announced Thursday. She has garnered the media spotlight with her recent transition to become a woman.
Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride week, which begins on Sunday, draws thousands of participants each year. This year, the celebration will emphasize the transgender community.
“The fact that you provided us an opportunity to smile and revealed the personal and complex process you went through, the difficulties that stood in your way, made you a source of inspiration for us in Tel Aviv,” Yaniv Weizman, a member of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipal Council, wrote Jenner in the invitation, according to Yediot Acharonot.
Before transitioning to a woman, Jenner was married to Kris Jenner and appeared for many years on the TV reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” The two divorced earlier this year, shortly before Jenner publicly announced plans to become a woman.
After the Olympic victory in 1976, Bruce Jenner, as she was known at the time, starred in several films and television specials.