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CBS Worked with Survivor's Zeke Smith & GLAAD for Months Leading Up to Outing Episode

CBS Worked with Survivor's Zeke Smith & GLAAD for Months Leading Up to Outing Episode

Zeke Smith was outed as transgender on last night’s episode of Survivor, and it was revealed that CBS worked with Zeke and GLAAD for months leading up to the viewing.

“Zeke Smith, and transgender people like him, are not deceiving anyone by being their authentic selves, and it is dangerous and unacceptable to out a transgender person. It is heartening, however, to see the strong support for Zeke from the other people in his tribe. Moments like this prove that when people from all walks of life get to know a transgender person, they accept us for who we are,” a statement from GLAAD read.

“GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program worked with Zeke Smith and CBS for several months to ensure that when the episode aired Zeke would have the opportunity to speak for himself about his experience,” GLAAD added.

We send our continual support to Zeke after the events of the episode.

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