LGBTQ* Reality Television and Music Competition Show News

The Glee Project Season 2 includes a transman and out lesbian. 

Oxygen’s The Glee Project announced their second season cast today, which includes transgender man Tyler Ford and out lesbian singer Dani Shay.

Tyler (video above) is a student at Vanderbilt University and has been performing for 11 years. He is half black, half white and Jewish and lists his biggest musical influences as Lady Gaga and Sia. Tyler was interested in being on The Glee Project because they “really want you to be yourself.”

Though Tyler is a newcomer to the spotlight, fellow contestant Dani, aself-described “lesbian who looks like Justin Bieber,” gained fame after her Justin Bieber parody “What The Hell” went viral, which has since garnered over 5 million views. (watch her video HERE) The 23-year-old Dani parlayed her internet fame to an appearance on America’s Got Talent this past summer where she made it to the Top 48. Dani would like to play an androgynous female who walks away from her Mormon upbringing if she wins the role on Glee.

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