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!! OMG, good for him: GLEE character comes out as a trans man in latest episode !!

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In Glee‘s latest episode “Jagged Little Tapestry“, Coach Shannon Beiste, who is played by three-time Emmy nominee Dot Marie Jones, faced off with Chord Overstreet‘s acting skills to drop a doozy on him and coach Sue by announcing his coming out a transgender man (who still likes men) and that he is taking time off to begin a medical transition.

On why this was the right time for the story arc, Jones told The Hollywood Reporter, “Like it or not, it’s real life. I think Fox is amazing for putting this on broadcast television.”

Again — this type of inclusiveness and important discussion around these topics, that might not otherwise reach such a broad audience of young people, is super important! Kudos to the show for tackling the subject face-on! Check out the clip below!

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