Glee’s Unique: Show Introduces Trans Character

Fox’s Glee continues to do wonderful things for LGBT representation on TV.

By Neal Broverman

Glee characters Unique (left) and Kurt

Glee continues to challenge viewers, this time by introducing a teenage transgender character named Unique.

Unique, who identifies as female, is part of a rival show choir to McKinley High’s. Unique is introduced as “Wade” and initially dresses male. She wants to take the stage as Unique, though Kurt, the popular gay character portrayed by Chris Colfer, advises her against it. Unique explains her situation to Kurt, who identifies as male and gay.

When Unique eventually does take the stage, she wows the crowd with her talent and confidence. The character is played by Alex from the reality program The Glee Project; it’s not yet clear if Unique will return for more Glee episodes. Read more here.



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