Rori Scheffler, owner of Transformations; Olivia Connors; Soto Petropoulos at the Arlington Heights store. (Credit: Steve Miller(
(CBS) — Caitlyn Jenner is getting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs tomorrow night.
Some members of the Chicago area’s transgender community say: That’s great, but a lot of people have been courageous.
Caitlyn Jenner’s much heralded, much publicized interview with Diane Sawyer?
“It was really kind of boring because it was simply everything that we go through and have gone through,” said Olivia Connors.
Connors is a 69-year-old trans woman, born in Chicago and works at Transformations in Arlington Heights, which gives clients makeovers and helps them make the transition to trans.
Olivia Connors, a trans woman who works at Transformations in Arlington Heights . (Credit: Steve Miller)
Connors doesn’t have anything against Caitlyn Jenner. She just questions whether she should get the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
“Great, but there’s so much more courage out there. There really is…
“You know, I know somebody who was in the Vietnam War and who was missing a limb because of that. She’s transgendered. So yeah, there’s a lot of courage out there. And just because you have a name and fame doesn’t necessarily mean you should get an award.”
Steve Miller is an investigative reporter and has been with Newsradio for more than two decades. He grew up in South Texas and received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas in Austin. After graduation, he moved to...