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Caitlyn Jenner invited to TA Gay Pride

City asks recently transitioned Bruce to be guest of honor at week of events starting Sunday

Caitlyn Jenner during her recent photo shoot for a Vanity Fair cover (YouTube screen capture)
Caitlyn Jenner during her recent photo shoot for a Vanity Fair cover (YouTube screen capture)

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 Yedioth Ahronoth.

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 he was known at the time, starred in several films and television specials.

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