Thursday, April 13, 2017

We Face This Bigotry Everyday

What is between our legs is nobody’s business. The fact that we are trans is nobody’s business.

But we are constantly being outed by people who think that we shouldn’t exist,
Zeke Smith outed as transgender on 'Survivor'
By Lisa Respers France
April 13, 2017

(CNN)The outing of a "Survivor" cast member on television has sparked outrage.
Zeke Smith, who appeared on back-to-back seasons of the reality series, was revealed to be a transgender man by fellow contestant Jeff Varner in an episode that aired Wednesday night.

Varner, who is gay, shared the information during an emotional Tribal Council on "Survivor: Game Changers."

"Why haven't you told anyone you're transgender?" Varner asked Smith.

Other contestants reacted negatively, telling Varner that was personal and he shouldn't have said it. Varner insisted he did it to show that Smith was deceptive during the game.

Smith responded by explaining that he didn't want to be labeled "the trans 'Survivor' player."
"I wanted to be Zeke the 'Survivor' player," Smith said.
Exactly, we don’t want to be labeled trans, we just want to live our lives without interference and I am glad that the other contestants defended him.
Smith said moving to New York where people knew him only as "Zeke" was "tremendously liberating."
Well now the whole world knows, thanks to that idiot.
 "I cannot imagine anyone thinking what was done to Zeke was okay on any level, under any circumstances, and certainly not simply because there was a million dollars on the line," Probst ["Survivor" host] said. "I think the response from the tribe, as it so often does, mirrors what the vast majority of society will feel. You just don't do that to someone."
Um… then why did you show it on TV?

I have one question; how did Jeff Varner find out that Zeke was trans?

This said it best...
From the comic Assigned Male

I was outed like that where I worked, one of my technicians told my co-workers about me. Early in the year he found my testimony for the non-discrimination legislation and he waited until after I was laid off because they were closing down the factory.

I think the results were not what he expected, I was flooded with supporting emails from work.

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