VIDEO: A 'Glee' character comes out as trans in tonight's episode [SPOILERS]

Tonight's new episode of Glee, "Jagged Little Tapestry," revealed that Coach Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones) identifies as transgender. He makes the emotional announcement to McKinley's principal Sue (Jane Lynch) and football co-coach Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) in a touching scene, explaining that he never felt comfortable in his own skin and that transitioning will help him live as his authentic self. Check out the clip below.

Beiste has been a recurring character since the show's second season and a mentor to several of the students. Outside of coaching, Beiste was previously married to football recruiter Cooter Menkins and left him after a multi-episode arc about domestic violence. Jones has received three Emmy nominations for her portrayal of Coach Beiste.

Glee's final season ends with a back-to-back special finale Friday, March 20. Find out more about how to be an ally of trans people here.