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By Phil Helsel

Caitlyn Jenner gave an emotional speech at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday, calling upon some of the country's biggest names in sports to promote acceptance, in her highest-profile appearance yet since announcing her transition to a woman.

The famous Olympian, who inspired a generation when she was known as Bruce Jenner, became emotional when describing the support of her family under what she said has been a challenging, but worthwhile, process.

Jenner's daughter, Kylie Jenner, tweeted: "I love my dad" after the speech at the ESPY Awards show in Los Angeles.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons said Jenner delivered a "beautiful, moving, inspiring speech." Musician Questlove tweeted a simple "All respect due."

Many called Jenner's speech powerful, and others said it "stole the show." Bonnie Fuller, former longtime editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and and Glamour, called the speech "an incredible moment."

Monica Lewinsky even weighed in, calling it "beautiful" in all capital letters.

Here's how people reacted to Jenner's speech: