Apr 13, 2017

Zeke outed on Survivor just did more for transmen than Chaz Bono or Thomas Beattie


Outing someone is wrong. However, it is different than outing someone gay. I do not agree with everything Zeke has written but there are some points he makes well; most of all that each trans person's journey is very different.

Excerpt 1:

"A person’s gender history is private information and it is up to them, and only them, when, how, and to whom they choose to disclose that information. Keeping your gender history private is not the same as a gay person being "in the closet." The only people who need to know are medical professionals and naked fun time friends."





Excerpt 2:

"The double whammy of major depression and transitioning blasted away my confidence. The failure I experienced made me doubt everything I once believed to be true about myself. I stopped dreaming. I stopped leaping. I found it difficult enough to simply put one foot in front of the other."

Excerpt 3:

"Many gay people consider coming out a moment of liberation, because sharing their sexual orientation with the world causes them to be seen more authentically. Often, the opposite is true for trans people. When we share our gender history, many see us less authentically — doubting, probing or denying our identities."


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/live-feed/survivor-zeke-smith-outed-as-transgender-guest-column-991514

3 comments:

  1. I thought he was amazing. And I nothing but respect for him. He was articulate, intelligent and insightful. I totally agree with you on this one.

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  2. Yeh let's support everything screwed up in this world as "normal". Nope!!!!!!!-perverted is perverted and shame on all of you weirdos who accept this evil. You are the vile that has spread and needs to be burned in hell!!

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    1. you think john chiv should burn in hell? dumb camel

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