From being on “Glee” for two years, Alex Newell had some inspirational things to say
Q: I was a big fan of you on The Glee Project and in one segment you came out in drag and had such a great performance. So can you talk about what that moment meant for you now looking back on it?
A: It was a lot. At 18 years old, not even anywhere near being near my mother or just home or anyone that I knew as family was really hard but at the same time very liberating and without doing that I don’t think I would be where I am today.
Q: And what can you say about being here at this event support The Trevor Project?
A: The Trevor Project is something that helps people and that is one of my biggest platforms. I love helping people no matter what because everyone has a voice and their voice should be heard and sitting down and not having anyone to talk to is really hard and if you have someone that you can call, you may not know them but they will listen to you no matter what, that is an amazing thing because that someone could save your life.
Q: And what do you think about Sir Ian McKellen receiving this award tonight?
A: Amazing. I’m ready for it, are you ready for it? I mean, I sat there watching him my entire life and he such a kind hearted person and I admire him as an actor as well. And as a human being at the same time.
Q: And any heroes that you want to shoutout that have helped you?
A: Oh my goodness, Beyoncé. She has helped me so much. And my mother. Like they are on in the same. Beyoncé is like Jesus and my mom is like god to me so there’s that.
Q: And what kind of advice would you give to someone questioning their sexuality or someone trying to accept themselves or even come out?
A: Just be yourself because everybody else is already taken.