‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant 1 makes history as transgender winner


“Jeopardy!” Fans are enjoying the recent wave of LGBTQ representation on popular game shows.

A few days later contestant Cody Lawrence shone a spotlight on bisexuals in an episode of the series wearing bisexual pride flag pins, Kate Freeman wearing identical costumes and “Jeopardy!” History.

Kate Freeman, a financial expert from Lake Orion, Michigan, called “Jeopardy!” History as the first transgender contestant to win in a long-running game show.Danger via @ Twitter

A financial expert at Lake Orion, Michigan, Freeman wore a transgender Pride flag pin with a win on Friday’s show and wore it again when she lost in Monday’s episode. Longtime viewers believe that she is the first transgender player to win the game.

Author Peter Fox Tweeted On Friday, writing a congratulatory message to Freeman, “I’m assuming this victory is the first openly trans person ever to win a game.” And twice “Risk!” Champion jennifer morrow Replied to that tweet, There has been another trance winner, although the man came out shortly after his victory.

“There is at least one other Jay! Shampoo who has publicly spoken about being trans, ”she wrote. “A multi-game winner in the 1990s, although she used a different name and pronoun during her run.”

As Freeman, she knows that her difference in the show is an important one, which is why she has worn blue, pink and white pins.

During an interview with Michigan news site MLive, he reported, “I spent a lot of time learning about and reflecting on my gender identity in graduate school, coming as a transgender and gay a few months before graduation.” “I’m proud to be outside and I know representation is important.”

She says her appearance was “in equal parts thrilling and nerve-wracking”, as the latter found it difficult to hit the buzzer when the time was right.

And the thrilling thing was that his historic victory was filmed before the iconic “Danger”! Host Alex Trebek.

“It really lived up to my childhood dreams of being on the show,” she said. “I was honored to meet Alex before he left.”

This story was first published in TODAY.com.

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