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'Jeopardy!' Contestant Becomes Internet Hero After His Subtle Display Of Bisexual Pride

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Cody Lawrence—a contestant on Jeopardy!—is being praised for showing a little bit of LGBTQ+ pride during his appearance on the long running show. The episode was taped prior to the passing of beloved host, Alex Trebek.

Fans were thrilled when they noticed something about Lawrence's outfit. He wore a nice dark suit jacket, which made the bisexual pride pin affixed to his lapel stand out even more clearly.

Lawrence had this to say on Twitter:

Lawrence decided to use this platform to talk about bisexual erasure in the LGBTQ+ community.

GLAAD describes bisexual erasure as:

"... a pervasive problem in which the existence or legitimacy of bisexuality (either in general or in regard to an individual) is questioned or denied outright."
"For example, two married women might spend time in community spaces dominated by lesbians. Perhaps one of the women is bisexual and objects to the assumption that she is a lesbian (i.e., when others call the two women a 'lesbian couple')."
"However, every time she mentions this, others insist that she can't really be bisexual or that her orientation doesn't matter (perhaps with the subtext that she shouldn't talk about it) now that she is partnered."

So, naturally, people were thrilled by the representation.

People were grateful for Lawrence's small bit of activism.

While Lawrence did not ultimately win this episode of Jeopardy!, his appearance was a win for bisexual representation on television.