“Jeopardy!” fans are enjoying a recent wave of LGBTQ representation on the popular game show.
Just days after contestant Cody Lawrence shined a spotlight on bisexuality by wearing a bisexual pride flag pin on an episode of the series, Kate Freeman appeared on two episodes wearing a similar accessory and making “Jeopardy!” history.
Freeman, a financial specialist from Lake Orion, Michigan, wore a transgender pride flag pin as she won Friday’s show and wore it again when she was defeated on Monday’s episode. Longtime viewers believe she is the first out transgender player to ever win the game.
Writer Peter Fox tweeted a congratulatory message to Freeman on Friday, writing, “I’m assuming this victory makes her the first openly trans person to win a game.” And two-time “Jeopardy!” champ Jennifer Morrow responded to that tweet, noting there has been another trans champ, though that person came out sometime after their victory.