On the Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), out transgender 40-time Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider visited the White House. During her visit, she stopped by the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, the same place where White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki conducts press briefings.
And she took questions.
“Do you want to comment on the bills about the around the nation?” someone off-camera asked her.
“They’re really scary, and some of them in particular that are denying medical services to trans youth, those are life-saving medical treatments and these bills will cause the deaths of children, and that’s really sad to me and it’s really frightening,” she responded.
Another person asked Schneider if she plans to lobby against any of the bills at the state level.
She said that she’s not sure “what the right and effective way to do that would be.”
Schneider was asked what she hoped her visit to the White House would accomplish.
“Just the same thing that I’ve been accomplishing, which is being a trans person out there that isn’t monstrous and isn’t threatening and is just a normal person like we all are,” she said. “So the more people like me can be seen, the harder it is to sustain the myths that are kinda driving a lot of this hate and fear
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Her visit also included a discussion with second gentleman Doug Emhoff about transgender rights.
“Transgender people are some of the bravest Americans I know, and our Nation and the world are stronger, more vibrant, and more prosperous because of them,” President Joe Biden said in a proclamation yesterday for TDOV. “To transgender Americans of all ages, I want you to know that you are so brave. You belong. I have your back.”