Amy Schneider, Million-Dollar Winner on Jeopardy, Wins National Respect as Trans Woman

By Lori Perkins

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As J.K. Rowling wages her TERF battle against trans women in the UK, Americans were awed by the amazing feat of American Amy Schneider winning over a million dollars on the game show Jeopardy in a 28-day winning streak!


“Jeopardy Amy” is one of the best players in the show’s history and has now become one of the most famous trans women in the United States. According to The Washington Post, Schneider currently holds the record for most consecutive games won by a female player (surpassing Julia Collins’ 20-game win streak in 2014) and has won the most money ever by a female contestant. She is the fourth biggest winner overall in Jeopardy history for consecutive games won and highest winnings in regular-season play.


The Jeopardy community has embraced Amy Schneider. Larissa Kelly, who is the second most successful female Jeopardy player with winnings of $655,930, was quick to congratulated Schneider for surpassing her own record and “becoming the woman with the highest overall earnings in the show’s history.” Ken Jennings – the biggest Jeopardy winner of all time – is the TV host of this series of wins, and he has embraced her winning streak, bantering with her between rounds.


Go Amy!