Jeopardy Champion / Big Deal for the LBGTQ Community or Not?

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    • #697448
      Suzanne Martin
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      I am very happy for her and her accomplishment(s) on Jeopardy.  Don’t know if anyone else heard the story of her tattoo but it is very interesting.  She was not allowed to show it on her first appearance on the show but was during the Tournament of Champions.  I don’t remember the whole story but it is a tattoo that represents a princess that was changed to a prince when young by a spell and when they grew up were able to change back to a princess or something like that – representative of a transgender journey.  She is a great ambassador.

      XOXO
      Suzanne

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      Davina
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      I am very proud of and happy for Amy and so pleased of how she represents our community.

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      Michelle Trott
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      I don’t know how you could watch her and not come away thinking she is pretty normal. And as intellegent as she is she chose her journey. I can only thing most people were blown away.

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      • #697328
        Meghan Brandice
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        She was there ONLY as a (happen to Be) Transgender woman who was out to Win the Jeopardy Championship – Which she did and proudly. She had a double ‘perfect SAT scores’ which made every top Ivy League Colleague go after her.

        She was NOT there to beat the drums, blow the trumpet or being a LBGTQ advocate as a Lesbian, Transwoman – but as a woman human being, So, enough on Amy, leave her alone. it’s irrelevant and not a big Deal at all over her personal life,

        • #697418
          Emily Alt
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          Other notable firsts such as the elections of Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama were highly relevant for women and black people respectively.  Their achievement is what’s relevant to their respective demographic groups.  Likewise, Amy Schneider’s achievement is what’s relevant to the trans community.  She is  a role model for other transgender women and that IS a big deal.  We need more like her.

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    • #696373
      Kerri Smith
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      I guess I like Amy and she certainly has more knowledge than me.  Maybe she is a perfect ambassador for trans people like us.

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    • #696372
      Michelle McQueen
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      Haven’t watched Jeopardy but congratulations to Amy for her smartness and being an ambassador for all of us.

      Its also great that some trans won a few political offices this past election. Our community is here to stay and growing despite the opposition.

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    • #696363
      Alice Black
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      `Mary, I liked the amusing comment you made about your own ability with trivia. LOL

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      Alice Black
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      I have been following Amy’s progress as well.  I was the first one to mention it on this site several months ago. And, I think it is a great step for all of us.

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    • #696185
      DeeAnn Hopings
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      Yes, in terms of visibility, it is a Major and Positive step…

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    • #696173
      ChloeC
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      I’ve been a fan of jeopardy since the days of Art Fleming in the 60s. I watched all of Amy’s appearances and was delighted when she won. Beyond that I have to give the producers credit. That final featured a millenial , genx’er and boomer. Continuing to show America that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, if you know obscure and arcane facts you deserve to be a winner as much as any other person from any background with similar abilities. Hugs ChloeC

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    • #696154
      Alison Anderson
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      Yes I think it’s a big deal. Not only did Amy win the Tournament of Champions on Jeopardy! (don’t forget the exclamation point), she has won the second most games, the fourth most prize money in regular season play, and the fourth most in regular season plus tournaments (and that includes some previous players in extra tournaments above and beyond the regular Tournament of Champions).

      I believe her openness on the show helps to normalize transgender people to America.  And Amy is so poised in the many ways she has represented transgendered individuals.

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    • #696136
      Giselle Reeves
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      Amy is a class act and great ambassador for all trans persons

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    • #696102
      Wanda Ovahear
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      I was on Jeopardy, won twice but lost in Final Jeopardy of my third game.

      I don’t think it’s on a par with Jackie Robinson breaking the MLB color bar but it’s a milestone.

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    • #696096
      Leonara
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      Mary, I am a jeopardy junkie, also….I too was impressed with Amy’s “smartness” and how well she presents herself for all the world to see.. Emily said it best…… thanks Mary for sharing this topic.
      Leonara

       

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    • #696030
      Emily Alt
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      Can’t say I’m a Jeopardy fan but I’m aware of Amy Schneider and her considerable achievements.  Absolutely her participation is a big deal.  She showed the world that trans people are normal human beings just like anyone else.  A big win for our community.

      Also deserving praise are the producers of Jeopardy for promoting diversity.  We wouldn’t know about Amy if it weren’t for them.

      /EA

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