By Makaela Kinney


Standing up to what you believe in or standing up for what you are despite of what society and peers will think of you.
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Michael Sam

Michael Sam became the first openly gay NFL player. He was awarded the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN. He was the topic of the sports world concerning his struggles on the field, people accusing him on being distracted. He stands out as a very courageous figure to me because he admitted his sexuality to the sports world not knowing what to expect from his teammates, coaches and fans around the world.
Michael Sam Arthur Ashe Acceptance Speech
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Caitlyn Jenner

This is Caitlyn Jenner who you also might know as Bruce Jenner. Bruce had always wanted to be a woman and he finally went through with it despite all the hate he would face from the cruel society we live in. He had his family to back him up through the process. It is all over now and even though she still get a lot of hate she has become an icon for a lot of people around the world. Caitlyn received the courage award at the 2015 ESPYs' and made an amazing speech at the 2015 VMAs'
Caitlyn Jenner's Moving Speech at the ESPY Awards | Nightline | ABC News


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