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Caitlyn Jenner set to attend British LGBT Awards

Caitlyn Jenner set to attend British LGBT Awards

Caitlyn Jenner came out as a transgender woman in 2015

Caitlyn Jenner is set to attend the British LGBT Awards this Friday (12 May).

It will be the first the the former Olympian and Kardashians star will make a major UK appearance following her gender confirmation surgery.

Jenner is expected as one of the ceremony’s headline guests, alongside the likes of Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, and Clare Balding.

The organizers will honor Jenner’s campaigning work on transgender issues.

She will also promote her upcoming book, The Secrets of My Life.

Even before its publication, the title already made headlines for being ‘critical’ of Jenner’s ex-wife Kris, self-proclaimed ‘momager’ of the Kardashian/Jenner clan.

Jenner blames Kris for the estrangement and abandonment of her older children, described her as controlling and said Kris was more aware of her gender issues from the beginning than she is publicly admitting.

During the US election, Jenner voiced her support for Donald Trump and the Republican Party, despite their staunchly anti-LGBTI policies.

But in April 2016, she finally called President Trump ‘toxic’ and said he should concentrate on bigger issues than rolling back LGBTI rights.

The British LGBT awards will be hosted by Mel Sykes and former Chatty Man host Alan Carr, who said it will be ‘glitzy and fabulous’.

‘It is a fantastic event that does so much to celebrate people in the LGBT community who are making a real difference,’ he said.

‘As well highlighting the straight allies who give their much-needed support. And in 2017 these awards are more important than ever.

‘I am so proud to be part of it.’

Prince William, Lady Gaga, and Emma Watson are also among the nominees.