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Megyn Kelly vs. transgender people

Megyn Kelly is an American author, conservative media personality, and anti-transgender activist.

Kelly frequently platforms anti-transgender extremists, including Helen Joyce, Jesse Singal, Katie Herzog, Jennifer Bilek, Miriam Grossman, Jaimee Michell, and Chris Barrett.


Megyn Marie Kelly was born November 18, 1970 in Champaign, Illinois to Edward Francis Kelly (1940-1985) and Linda (DeMaio) Kelly. Edward Kelly died when Megyn was 15. Kelly was raised Catholic.

Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 1992 and a law degree from Albany Law School in 1995. Kelly worked as a lawyer for about 10 years.

Kelly married Daniel “Dan” Kendall in 2001 the divorced in 2006. Kelly married novelist Doug Brunt in 2008. They have three children: Thatcher, Yates, and Yardley.

Kelly hosted several shows at Fox News from 2004 to 2017, including America Live, America’s Newsroom, and The Kelly File. During that time, Kelly was known for political reporting, debate coverage, and debate moderation. Kelly was at NBC News from 2017 to 2018 before being terminated over comments about blackface. 

Kelly authored the 2016 memoir Settle for More.

Kelly founded Devil May Care Media, which produces the podcast The Megyn Kelly Show.

Anti-transgender activism

Kelly frequently criticizes prominent trans and gender diverse figures, including Rachel Levine, Jonathan Van Ness and Dylan Mulvaney.


Staff (December 9, 2017). Why GLAAD Ripped Megyn Kelly For ‘Failing’ the LGBTQ Community. TooFab

Cooper, Alex (April 25, 2022). Watch Megyn Kelly Claim Trans Activists Are Making Gay Men Trans. The Advocate

Kelly, Megyn (April 16, 2021). Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal on Culture Wars, the Trans Trend, and Fad Psychology | Ep. 90. The Megyn Kelly Show

McBride, Jessica (December 11, 2017). Dan Kendall, Megyn Kelly’s Ex-Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Heavy

Wiggins, Christopher (September 28, 2023). How Jonathan Van Ness Clapped Back at Megyn Kelly Over Mocking Trans Inclusion in Sports. The Advocate

Schwartz, Ian (June 2, 2023). Megyn Kelly: I’m Done With The Trans Pronoun Charade, I Didn’t See The HarmRealClearPolitics


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