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'Glee' Features 200-Person Transgender Choir (VIDEO)

02/17/2015 12:03 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Over the years, "Glee" has pushed the boundaries of mainstream lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) visibility on television. And even though the show is currently airing its final season, it appears to be more dedicated to this radical visibility than ever.

On Friday night's episode of "Glee," producers debuted a 200-person transgender choir composed of trans-identifying individuals from all across the country. The choir was featured in an episode titled "Transition" in which Dot Marie-Jones' character, Coach Beiste, reportedly returns to the school for first time following his transition.

Popular trans character Unique also returns for the episode in order to support Beiste and lead the choir in a rendition of "I Know Where I've Been" from the musical "Hairspray."

"This is so exciting and we never really knew if this was possible," director Dante Di Loreto states in the above video, "but when you hear where everybody's from -- from Birmingham, from Denver, from Atlanta -- it makes you realize that this really is the face of America."

Check out the video above to hear more.

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