Kardashians and Jenners pose united for inspirational Caitlyn

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As she prepared to accept her courage award for the bravery she has shown throughout her very public transition, Caitlyn Jenner rallied her troops around her. She made the evening a family affair, bringing together members of the Kardashian and Jenner clans for a night at the ESPY Awards.

Caitlyn, 65, was being honoured with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and had her loved ones in the audience cheering her on.

Backstage, the Kardashians and Jenners also took a moment to stand united and share their fun snaps on Instagram.

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The Kardashians and Jenners came together to watch Caitlyn accept her Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Posing in the middle of the gang, selfie queen Kim Kardashian playfully stuck her tongue out and made a peace sign with her hand. The 34-year-old was surrounded by her sisters Kourtney and Khloé and their younger stepsisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as well as Caitlyn's children from her previous marriages Brandon, Brody, Burt and Casey.

"CLIQUE #ESPY'S," Kim captioned the snap of her family.

"I always wanted my children to be so proud of their dad," said Caitlyn in her acceptance speech

Fashion model Kendall, who opted for a daring, sheer black dress, shared a couple of photos from the night and alluded to the group's coordinating outfits, writing alongside one image "fam blacked out".

Her 17-year-old sister Kylie admitted that she had to abandon her sequined gold gown, which she wore on the red carpet, to fit in with the squad. "All black ❤ had to change to match," she wrote.

Caitlyn's ex-wife Kris Jenner and stepson Rob Kardashian were notably absent from the event, as was Brandon's wife Leah, who is imminently expecting the couple's first child.

Kylie Jenner admitted that she had to abandon her gold dress to match with her family's black outfits

Taking to the stage to accept her award, Caitlyn, who was seated next to her beaming mother Esther during the ceremony, gave an inspirational 25-minute speech.

"Here comes the tough part," Caitlyn said, with tears in her eyes. "I'd like to thank my family. I never wanted to hurt anyone else, most of all my family and my kids. I always wanted my children to be so proud of their dad for what he was able to accomplish in his life.

"You guys have given me so much support. I am so grateful to have all of you in my life. Thank you. You know, it is an honour to have the word 'courage' associated with my life, but on this night another word comes to mind, and that is 'fortunate'."

The ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards are presented yearly by the American cable television network ESPN. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award which Caitlyn received on Wednesday night is typically given to individuals whose contributions "transcend sports".

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