‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Becomes First Trans Person to Make Tournament of Champions

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Becomes First Trans Person to Make Tournament of Champions

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12/1/2021 11:20:00 PM

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Becomes First Trans Person to Make Tournament of Champions

On Tuesday, Amy Schneider became the first out trans person in the history of “Jeopardy!” to make the Tournament of Champions. An engineering student from Oakland, Calif., Schneider won her 10th ga…

Courtesy of JeopardyOn Tuesday, Amy Schneider became the first out trans person in the history of “Jeopardy!” to make the Tournament of Champions.An engineering student from Oakland, Calif., Schneider won her 10th game in a row on Tuesday, qualifying her for the annual event that brings together the top 15 players of the season. She has won $380,200, the eighth-highest total this year.

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On Nov. 26, the official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account posted a video of her discussing why she chose to wear a trans pride flag pin while competing.“Thanksgiving is a time for family, and sadly it’s still true for a lot of trans people that that can be difficult for them, that they may have a difficult relationship with their families. I’m fortunate enough not to have that issue myself, but I know it’s out there, so I just wanted to send that message of support,” she said.

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