The upcoming 42nd season of CBS' beloved and popular reality competition Survivor is nearly here, and it features a whopping five (yes, five!) out LGBTQ+ folks as competitors vying for bragging rights and the grand prize of $1,000,000, making it the most LGBTQ-inclusive season of survivor yet!
This season is also notable for the inclusion of Texas native Jackson Fox, the series' first out trans man to join the competition!
Scroll through to meet the 5 LGBTQ+ castmates of Survivor Season 42. And catch the premiere of Survivor Season 42, March 9 on CBS.
Hometown: Pasadena, Tex.
Though Fox is making history as the series' first trans male contestant to enter the competition already out, he isn't the first trans man to be featured on the show. Zeke Smith competed in both season 33 (Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X) and season 34 (Survivor: Game Changers) of Survivor, and it was during his time on the latter that he was outted by his fellow castmate and competitor Jeff Varner. Smith was out as gay while competing, but he had never discussed his gender identity with his tribemates prior to being outted by Varner (who is also gay).
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