character Coach Beiste has come out as trans.
Beiste, played by Dot Marie Jones, made the revelation that she is going to transition to male in an episode of the popular musical series' sixth and final season which aired in the US last night (January 16).
“It’s where your outsides don’t match how you feel you are on the inside" he says in the emotional scene. "This letter, is my first step into legally transitioning from a woman to a man. This isn’t about about who I want to to go to bed with, it’s about who I want to go to bed as."
Jones told The Advocate
that she wanted to make sure the storyline was done with "respect, dignity and pride".
"My biggest thing is just being respectful," said the actress.
"The last thing I want to do is disrespect anybody in what I'm portraying, and to do it respectfully and with class, and with dignity and pride, and I could not have been prouder than I was that day [that we filmed those scenes]."
Watch the coming out scene below:
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