Watch: “Coach Beiste” On GLEE Comes Out As Transgender

In this scene from GLEE’s 3rd episode of the season, three-time Emmy Award nominee Dot Marie Jones (“Coach Beiste”) comes out as transgender to Sam (Chord Overstreet) and principal Sue Sylvester (out actor Jane Lynch).

I applaud the show approaching a very important subject. Some fans of the show, however, point out that this story arc conflicts with who the character has professed to being in the past (“deep down I am still just a girl”).

I think the challenges transgender folk face are real, and very important, so I look forward to seeing how this is handled during the Fox series’ last season.

I think with Dot Marie Jones handling the acting duties, the arc is in great hands.