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Caitlyn Jenner suffers transphobic abuse while leaving British LGBT Awards ceremony

Caitlyn Jenner suffers transphobic abuse while leaving British LGBT Awards ceremony

Caitlyn Jenner receives award at the British LGBT Awards transphobic abuse

Caitlyn Jenner suffered transphobic abuse as she left the British LGBT Awards in London on Friday night (12 May).

The reality television star received a Loud and Proud award on the night, but as she was leaving, photographers allegedly tried to get a reaction out of her by shouting derogatory comments.

One shouted: ‘Oi, Bruce, get your dick out,’ reports The Sun.

While Huffington Post reports another said: ‘Where’s your dong, fella?’

Other photographers made derogatory references to Jenner’s past sporting career.

Reports also indicate someone allegedly threw something at the 67-year-old star.

Caitlyn Jenner on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire show
Caitlyn Jenner on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire show BBC

Police were called to the event and confirmed an ongoing investigation.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Officers attended and spoke to one of the organisers who alleged that a photographer had verbally abused a woman and a man as they were leaving the event.

‘No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing,’ it read.

An eyewitness to the transphobic abuse said: ‘She’d had such a wonderful time but as she went to leave the whole atmosphere changed.

‘Caitlyn kept her cool though and walked to her limo with her head down and security bundled her into the car but she looked terrified,’ the eyewitness added.

Jenner honored for trans advocacy work

The British LGBT Awards honored other high-profile people such as Prince William and Olympic diver Tom Daley with his husband Dustin Lance Black.

The annual awards bash have been running since 2013. They were formerly called the Out in the City/G3 awards, after the magazines that launched them. They changed their name in 2015.

LGBTI activist Bisi Alimi and Caitlyn Jenner at the British LGBT Awards in London
LGBTI activist Bisi Alimi and Caitlyn Jenner at the British LGBT Awards in London Bisialimi | Instagram

On the night, Awards co-founder, Sarah Garrett MBE, said: ‘The new challenges facing the LGBT community all over the world mean that these awards are more important than ever.

‘Being LGBT is not and should never be a barrier to success,’ she said.

Gay Star News is a media partner of the British LGBT Awards.