Just a fun (ok not actually fun) tidbit based on the recent drama on Survivor.

I don’t watch Survivor, but I have a coworker who does and likes to talk about it. She informed us of this recent issue where a trans guy was outed by someone else who was trying to get the team to vote him off since he was “untrustworthy” and “keeping secrets”.

So then she expressed surprise at the situation given that the guy doing the outing was gay. Naturally, I said something about how there’s still plenty of transphobia within the gay community. And she immediately informed me, “Oh, he’s not transphobic.” I explained that this incident would say otherwise. She then informed me that the gay man said he has trans friends. I said that was equivalent to saying “I’m not racist, I have black friends.” She then got really quiet and seemed annoyed. She later explained that well, apparently the gay man felt bad about it later and was crying, so.