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Husband of fallen 9/11 hero returns award given to late wife after Caitlyn Jenner wins same honor

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NEW YORK -- When news broke that Moira Smith, a 38-year-old police officer, died on 9/11 while moving wounded victims out of the World Trade Center, it brought tears to our eyes but simultaneously reestablished our faith in humanity.

Smith was the only female among the 23 New York Police Department officers who lost their lives that day. A month after her death, Glamour Magazine honored the fallen hero  by naming her as one of the publication's "Women of the Year."

This past October, Glamour released a new class of honorees for 2015. Caitlyn Jenner was among the magazine's winners and Smith's husband, James, was not pleased, according to The Washington Post.

In an open letter to the magazine's editor-in-chief, Cyndi Lieve, James Smith explained how he didn't agree with Glamour's decision to honor Jenner with the same distinction given to his late wife and was sending the award back to the magazine.

"I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner 'Woman of the Year," Smith wrote, choosing to use Jenner's pre-transition name. "Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?"

A spokeswoman for the publication released a statement to the New York Post defending the magazine's choice to recognize Jenner.

She explained how Glamour's "Women of the Year" award is meant to give praise to women of all different backgrounds and experiences and concluded, "We were proud to honor his wife. ... in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner."

5 comments

  • ANOTHERBOB

    A 17-year old male, Lila Perry, who wears dresses and a wig was told he couldn’t use the girl’s dressing room at his high school. Members of the LGBTQQIP2SAA community are free to play their fun little games but if you’ve still got your boy parts stay the heck out of the girl’s locker room. Sheeeesh!!

  • Mrs Martinez

    I will also stop buying your magazine. .fact of the matter is..no matter what kind of surgery “Bruce” has went through, in my eyes he will always be a man to me, he is not even considered to be and equal, his mother gave birth to a boy that is his fate, he is just a weak disturbed man. This isn’t hate..to each there own, the fact is, I am a woman, I have given birth to two beautiful woman, you think to be a woman you have to have big tits sexy body, and a fake puss. .so much more to it then Bruce Jenner will ever be.

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