Caitlyn Jenner steps out to cheers at New York Pride event

Caitlyn Jenner received a big warm welcome from fans as she celebrated Pride in New York City on Sunday. The 65-year-old arrived at the Dream Downtown Hotel to watch Candis Cayne's DayDream show from the rooftop lounge with six friends, and wore a big smile as she was greeted by the cheering crowd.

"Everyone started chanting, 'Caitlyn, Caitlyn'," one party-goer told E! News. "She got up and waved and smiled at everyone."

Looking gorgeous at our pride finale! #CaitlynJenner #CandisCayne #VossEvents #LoveWins

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Caitlyn Jenner pictured at Sunday's Pride event in New York City

Singer Candis got the chance to say hello to Caitlyn while the reality star was filming on the balcony for her new show, I Am Cait. During her set, Candis spoke about getting to know Caitlyn and dedicated the song I Am Woman to her. "Everyone was cheering and then Caitlyn got up and took some selfies," the source added.

Caitlyn looked glamorous for the event – hosted by Voss Events – wearing a white peplum dress and her hair in loose curls around her shoulders. It was a big appearance for the star, who has kept a little under the radar since making her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair in June.

Fans will get a fascinating insight into her life post-transition thanks to upcoming show I Am Cait, which premieres on 26 July, and as time passes Caitlyn will no doubt increase her public outings.

#CaitlynJenner watching @CandisCayne at our annual Pride Party! Yeah we're kinda major... #VossEvents

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The reality star was greeted by cheers from fans at the Pride party

"I'm just going to live life. I'm going to go enjoy life. I have nothing left to hide. I am kind of a free person, a free soul," Caitlyn said during her Vanity Fair interview. "(Up) to this point I would wear, you know, Bruce would wear, you know, sweatshirts with hoods on them so paparazzi can't get pictures… and I didn't want them to see if my fingernails were polished or, you know, on and on and on. It was hell.

"To be able to wake up in the morning, be yourself, get dressed, get ready to go out, and just be like a normal person – that's a wonderful feeling to go through life."

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