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Alex Newell

Glee has a reputation for pushing the envelope on LGBT issues. Characters like Kurt Hummel brought fabulous homosexuality to American homes, and his relationship with Blaine inspired a generation of young LGBT people. The same can be said for Unique, a transgender character played by Alex Newell in the show’s third season. Newell’s performance brought attention to the difficulty trans people experience as they navigate their lives. The Advocate has everything you need to know about Alex Newell as he carves out a place for himself on Broadway.

Things heat up when a handsome fire inspector, Perry (David St. Louis), arrives on the NBC musical comedy.

March 23 2021 12:27 PM

The gay actor discusses his return to network TV and the power of the musical dramedy.

February 27 2020 5:00 AM

The Glee star and powerhouse vocalist, currently on tour with Adam Lambert, staged a special performance of the dance floor anthem 'Basically Over You (B.O.Y.)' to celebrate the release of his new EP.

March 16 2016 10:33 AM

In a new interview with Fusion, Alex Newell fired back with a few comments of his own after Bill O’Reilly criticized Glee for the show's inclusion of a transgender teen.

November 22 2013 3:55 PM

Out actor Alex Newell talks about his trailblazing turn as Glee’s trans teen, Wade 'Unique' Adams, and furthering the visibility of LGBT youth in his new film, Geography Club.

November 13 2013 4:45 AM