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Survivor's Zeke Smith Reflects on Being Outed as Trans During Tribal Council

Smith says Jeff Probst "kept every single one of his promises" in regards to how his story would play out on the show. In 2017, "Survivor: Game Changers" aired the most shocking Tribal Council ever -- during which Jeff Varner outed costar Zeke Smith as a transgender man in an attempt to get the target off himself and prove Smith was hiding something from the rest of the tribe.
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Spokane, WAThe Spokesman-Review

Zeke Smith: A path forward: Creating an equitable community together

March marks a one-year anniversary of when all of our lives were changed significantly. During this Year of the pandemic, events have opened many eyes to the stark inequities impacting human lives that exist locally and nationally. It was a year when many diverse voices united to call out injustice and to rightfully demand equity. Today we stand at a crossroads. Do we as a community continue to follow the same path we’ve been on for centuries or do we unite to forge a new path forward that puts into action the lessons learned throughout this pandemic, coming together to change systems and institutions to work for all of us, and creating a community in which each life is celebrated?

Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Zeke Smith reflects on being outed as trans on the show

With Survivor filming for seasons 41 and 42 delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EW is reaching back into the reality show's past. We sent a Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire to a batch of former players to fill out with their thoughts about their time on the show as well as updates on what they've been up to since. Each weekday, EW will post the answers from a different player.
Portland, ORSpokane Journal of Business

Q&A with Empire Health Foundation’s Zeke Smith

Zeke Smith, age 47, came to lead Empire Health Foundation in October. Smith says he grew up in poverty alongside several half-siblings in Northern California and began working in nonprofits while attending Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. In Portland, Smith worked at FoodCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to...