Today is Caitlyn Jenner’s 66th birthday, but she isn’t wasting any time celebrating! Yesterday she had an early birthday lunch with Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian. Kourtney even brought along little Penelope, making it a true “ladies luncheon” of sorts ;). Then Caitlyn celebrated again last night at the premiere of Lego TV’s ‘Beautiful As I Want To Be,’ which is a web series that focuses on four young trans gender people.
Cameras were in tow for Caitlyn’s birthday lunch, although it’s unclear if they were filming for ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ or ‘I Am Cait,’ which recently scored a second season.
Kylie posted a selfie with her dad (she still refers to Caitlyn as “dad”) from the lunch:
That evening at the ‘Beautiful as I Want To Be’ premiere, Caitlyn discussed why this birthday was special.
Technically it is my ‘first’ birthday, and I got to share it with a couple of my daughters today. We had a wonderful lunch. But, certainly, since coming out, this is my first birthday.”
Other transgender advocates were there, including Candis Cayne, Geena Rocero, Jen Richards, Laura Jane Grace and Chandi Moore. They celebrated Caitlyn’s birthday with a cake and singing “Happy Birthday” to her. Candis praised Caitlyn for the awareness she has brought to the transgender community.
I’ve been at this for 20 years, you know what I mean? And when I first started there was no conversation at all. We were a back-alley conversation, or a Jerry Springer conversation. [Caitlyn] has changed it in the fact that everyone in the world knows her name, and knows that she is transgender, and seeing the way that she has embraced that means a lot me.
“She is doing it really well, and she’s saying the right things, and starting to walk the walk, and talk the talk.”
Candis did note that Caitlyn didn’t want to be the spokesperson for the transgender community, but she has the role anyway ;). We’ll get to see more from this event: ‘I Am Cait’ cameras were on hand to film it. Happy Birthday, Caitlyn!
Photos by FAMEFLYNET