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Trans Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider just got engaged

Amy Schneider on the November 19 episode of "Jeopardy!"
Amy Schneider on the November 19 episode of "Jeopardy!"Photo: Screenshot/Jeopardy!

Trans Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider’s historic winning streak may have come to an end, but in life, she seems to keep on winning.

Not only did she announce earlier this month that she quit her day job to focus on other projects like writing a book, but she also recently revealed that she got engaged to her girlfriend, Genevieve Davis.

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“I couldn’t be happier or more proud to spend my life with the very best person in the entire world,” Schneider tweeted, along with a photo of the couple’s hands, newly decked out with engagement rings.

Schneider’s 40-game Jeopardy! winning streak captivated viewers, during which she made history in more ways than one.

She became the woman to win the most consecutive regular season episodes and the highest-earning woman to ever appear on the show. She is also the first out trans contestant to make it to the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, the fifth person in the show’s history to win a million dollars, and the fourth person to do it in the regular season.

She has also become known for communicating regularly with fans on Twitter, and for being an inspiration to trans people everywhere.

“Her visibility has been a bright spot, allowing millions of people to root for her success and start conversations about being transgender at a time when proposed bills in states like Arizona, Iowa, Indiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Amy’s home state Ohio, are targeting transgender Americans for discrimination,” said Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Representation, after Schneider lost.

“Amy’s achievement will be celebrated for years to come by Jeopardy! fans and LGBTQ people everywhere.”

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