Caitlyn Jenner is shortlisted for 'Person of the Year'

It seems 2015 is really Caitlin Jenner's year. 

TIME Magazine has unveiled those shortlisted for its Person of the Year award - and transgender icon and activist Caitlin Jenner is among the final few. 

Jenner has earned multiple accolades this year, winning a courage award at the ESPYs, and being dubbed Glamour magazine's Woman of the Year. 


Jenner is joined in the shortlist by Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, the leader of ISIS and others. 

According to TIME, the often controversial award aims to recognise "the most influential person of the year", with previous winners including Hitler, Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth and two-time recipient Barack Obama.

It is less than six months since Caitlyn announced to the world she was transitioning from man to woman. 


"For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," she said to Diane Sawyer in one of the highest profile interviews of the year

Jenner lived a high profile life, first as an Olympic athlete and later as the step-father of reality TV queens, the Kardashians. 

However, neither of these roles has been as influential as Caitlyn in helping shed light on trans issues throughout the world. 


In St. Louis today. Remembering the lives of our brothers and sisters whose lives have been lost to anti-trans violence.

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