‘Jeopardy!’ Star Amy Schneider Testifies Against Ohio Anti-Trans Bill

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Politics

“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider opened up about her personal journey and survival as a transgender woman while testifying Wednesday against a proposed bill in Ohio that would prohibit children from receiving gender-affirming care, which she said would boil down to life or death for some kids.“I truly believe that all of us have the same goal: To keep Ohio’s children safe and healthy. This bill would put some of them in grave danger that not all of them would survive,” said the Ohio native, who has been using her newly found fame from the game show to speak out for trans rights. Her activism comes amid a rise in anti-transgender legislative bills across the country, like Ohio’s HB 454.Advertisement“I really believe that I’m telling you the simple truth,” she said. “The lives of children are on the line with the fate of this bill.”Jeopardy champion Ohioan Amy Schneider testifies against an Ohio House bill that would limit health care for LGBTQ youth.”After decades of living with agony, I came out as trans and I began receiving gender-affirming care, and… I knew peace and quiet for the first time.” pic.twitter.com/wQlhGO5Kgr— David DeWitt (@DC_DeWitt) November 16, 2022Schneider, who capped a 40-game “Jeopardy!” winning streak in January, said that for as long as she can remember, she was tormented by what she described as a constant “alarm going off inside my head.” It didn’t stop until she came out as transgender and began receiving hormonal therapy five years ago.“For the first time in my life, that alarm went silent, and I knew peace and quiet for the first time,” she said. “The only way I was able to live with it before was because I thought there was no other way to live. But to have gotten that peace, and to have that alarm turned on right now, would be so devastating.”AdvertisementShe stressed that forcing children to stop the gender-affirming care they are already receiving by passing the bill would be just as devastating for them, if not harder, due to the amplified challenges youth face daily.Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider, seen at the White House Correspondents Association gala in April, spoke out against a proposed bill in Ohio on Wednesday that would prohibit children from receiving gender-affirming care.STEFANI REYNOLDS via Getty Images“Please don’t force them to go back to that constant feeling of wrongness and danger,” she said. “I don’t know that I could go on living. I hope that I would, and I’d hope tha …

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