I Am Cait, the E! Reality series
that documents the life of Caitlyn Jenner and her friends, split the
Outstanding Reality Program category at Saturday's 27th
annual GLAAD Media Awards with I Am Jazz, the TLC reality
series that follows Jazz Jennings, a South Florida teen who came out
transgender at the age of 5.
Jenner, whose series is now in its
second season, said that she was honored to share the category with
“I'm honored to share this award with
Jazz,” Jenner said in accepting the prize. “We have so many
issues with trans youth – suicide rates and murder rates – and
with your example with your show, it gives these young people hope
that they can survive those very difficult times as they grow up
trying to figure out who they are.”
Jenner also thanked “her girls,” a
reference to the transgender women who appear on I
“You girls have been the backbone [of
the show],” Jenner said, speaking directly to her castmates.
“You've taught me so much. I've learned so much from you over this
last year. You're my absolute best friends. And I know you always
have my back. And it's been just wonderful to work with you.”
Demi Lovato and actress-model
Ruby Rose were honored at the event, while director
Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance.
Logo on Monday will broadcast a
one-hour special on Saturday's event.