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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.