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No one had a problem with me being trans. They couldn't have cared less, but I said, Let's keep playing! Game on! Don't hold back any punches!' And no one did. Within a few hours my name was being thrown around and no one was shy about telling me the reason why: I had a compelling story and people did not want to sit next to me at the end.feedback
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May 04 2017 LGBT
This page is completely dedicated to what Zeke Smith has to say. All of Zeke Smith’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Zeke Smith came from an article called Survivor's Zeke Smith 'Was Prepared to Be Re-Victimized' When Outed as Transgender - But Is 'Overwhelmed' by Fans' Support: “I felt that out there. People I had strong relationships with were not as enthusiastic about having strategic conversations with me and I felt that my time in the game was limited and winning was probably not in the cards for me.”.
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Transitioning is a long process and a very difficult process. There are people [in my life] who know, but then I sort of got to a point where I stopped telling people, because when people know that about you, that's sort of who you are. There are questions people ask, people want to know about your life and this and that. It sort of overwhelms everything else that they know about you. I knew someone might pick up on it or it might be revealed, so I'm prepared to talk about it and to have it be part of my Survivor experience.feedback

I'm certainly not someone who should be a role model for anybody else. But maybe there's someone who's a Survivor fan and me being out on the show helps him or helps her or helps someone else. So maybe this will lead to a greater good.feedback

Forgiveness does not require friendship. Forgiveness does not require forgetting or excusing his actions. Forgiveness requires hope. Hope that he understands the injury he caused and does not inflict it upon others. Hope that whatever torments his soul will plague him no more. I have hope for Jeff Varner. I just choose to hope from afar, thank you very much.feedback

It's tough with Varner. I don't think he hates trans people. I just think he has a lot of misconceptions about trans people. I think if he wants to be an ally to trans people, he has a long way to go. I think the hardest part is that if he was just some ignorant bigot, you could just write him off, but he's not. He knows better. I think because he's gay, people give his words a little more weight and I don't know if he believes what he said – but he definitely hoped others would.feedback

In the moment, it felt like the right thing to do was accept his apology and say that we'd find a way to work it out, but I don't really – I really struggle with forgiving him every day. I've had to think a lot about what forgiveness is. Forgiveness is not forgetting what happened. It's not excusing what happened. I don't even think forgiveness means I have to be his friend – and I don't think I ever will be his friend.feedback

I think you see this tactic used a lot by politicians to pass these so-called bathroom bills and I don't think it's a coincidence that he's from North Carolina, where the most dangerous of these bathroom bills was passed.feedback

It was hard to see me hug him that night and tell him that it was going to be okay. But it was important for me to show that he had not cowed me; that whatever shots he meant to take at me, he missed; that I was the stronger man and he was the one weeping.feedback

In a way, you're saying there is no line, If I'm desperate enough, I will do or say anything.feedback

My confidence was obliterated, and I was afraid to dream. I realized I needed to take on a big challenge to become the man I wanted to be. For some reason, that was Survivor.feedback

When you tell people you're trans, you get two reactions: Either they look at you funny and pull back, or they go, Aww, that must be so hard.' I'm a goofy, fun-loving guy, so neither of those reactions work well for me.feedback

When I got on a plane to Fiji last March, I expected to get voted out third. I'd return home, laugh at my misadventure, and go about my life, casually trans in the same way that Zac Efron is casually Jewish.feedback

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