‘Jeopardy!’ champ Amy Schneider gives emotional testimony against Ohio transgender care ban
"Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider testified before an Ohio House of Representatives committee meeting Wednesday against a bill that would restrict gender-affir ming medical care for minors. © Provided by NBC News Schneider, the first transgender contestant to qualify for the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions and an Ohio native, said she didn’t attend the meeting to “demonize supporters of this bill or to claim that they want children to be harmed.” "I truly believe that all of us here have the same goal: to keep Ohio’s children safe and healthy," she said.
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The NHL stood by its claim that "trans women are women" after being dragged on social media for making the claim Tuesday.
The league's Twitter account initially posted the claim after a user belittled the NHL's support of the Team Trans Draft Tournament in Middleton, Wisconsin.
NHL GETS DRAGGED AFTER DECLARING, 'TRANS WOMEN ARE WOMEN'
The tournament saw all 80 participants identify as either transgender or nonbinary and served as the first of its kind, the NHL said.
"So, men playing on [a women's] team?" one user tweeted at the NHL.
"Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real," the NHL shot back.
Anti-transgender legislation resonates on Day of Remembrance
Statehouse victories for Republicans this month are resonating for transgender people as they mark Sunday's Transgender Day of Remembrance.After Republicans swept most state-level elections this month, Bradford and other trans and gender-nonconforming residents are bracing for the possibility of new or reintroduced legislation targeting LGBTQ people, and especially trans people, that could survive Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto if Republicans wrangle enough supporters.
Social media erupted in the wake of the tweet, with many bashing the league as woke, but the NHL has doubled down, reiterating its support for the transgender and LGBT community in an initiative called "Hockey is or Everyone."
"We support any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink," the NHL said in a statement.
"We believe all hockey programs — from professionals to youth organizations — should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status," it continued.
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The NHL's recent comments pushing inclusivity come as the league has come under fire for its lack of diversity.
Trans protesters clash with TERFs & shut down an anti-trans speaking tour in New York City
"I hate TERFs. I hate right-wingers," one protestor said. "I really think they should just - to keep it polite - leave, perhaps the entire Earth.” Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, is a notorious gender critical, anti-trans activist from Britain. Keen-Minshull and a group of other transgender-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) ended their 11-city national speaking tour, “Standing for Women”, on Monday afternoon in New York City. Approximately 100 trans activists and allies, organized by the abolitionist group WarmUp NYC, showed up to counter the tour with a noise demonstration.
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Tucker Carlson's Newest Conspiracy Theory Involves The NHL Brainwashing Sports Fans .
The Fox News host continues to outdo himself.Carlson slipped the ridiculous new conspiracy theory into a Fox News segment Wednesday bashing the league after it supported a draft tournament in Wisconsin earlier this month comprised entirely of transgender and nonbinary players. In response to a critical tweet, the NHL’s Twitter account replied: “Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real.