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16th May '16 4:53:24 PM hello86
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* Noxeema from ''Film/ToWongFuThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'' gives Chi-Chi a rundown of genderqueer types, doubling as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.[[note]]Noxeema's speech is obviously one person's oversimplified and subjective take. As the trope description above suggests, one could write an entire book just attempting to accurately define even ''one'' of these terms.[[/note]]

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* Noxeema from ''Film/ToWongFuThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'' ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'' gives Chi-Chi a rundown of genderqueer types, doubling as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.[[note]]Noxeema's speech is obviously one person's oversimplified and subjective take. As the trope description above suggests, one could write an entire book just attempting to accurately define even ''one'' of these terms.[[/note]]
12th May '16 7:40:40 PM FekketCantenel
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* Though never stated out-right, Veronica from ''Literature/EdenGreen'' is transsexual; she transitioned as a teenager, causing some tension with best friend Eden.
11th May '16 11:06:06 AM GlassRain
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* AFAB[[note]]Assigned Female At Birth[[/note]]/FAAB[[note]]Female Assigned At Birth[[/note]]/CAFAB[[note]]Coercively Assigned Female At Birth[[/note]], AMAB[[note]]Assigned Male At Birth[[/note]]/MAAB[[note]]Male Assigned At Birth[[/note]]/CAMAB[[note]]Coercively Assigned Male At Birth[[/note]] and UAB[[note]]Unassigned At Birth[[/note]] refer to the interpretation of a person's genitals by doctors/their parents at birth. These are modern terms used instead of [=MtF=] and [=FtM=], since those terms exclude non-binary and {{intersex}} people. Calling someone's body a "female body" or "male body" isn't really accurate - a body has the gender of its owner, regardless of genitals (which unlike gender identity can be changed medically) or chromosomes (which you can't see anyway). It's still rude to ask a transgender person which of those they are, however, as those questions are invasive and privacy-violating (would you ask a cisgender man about his penis size?). A person can decide to share that, but if they don't, DON'T ASK. Same goes for transition-related questions. If you aren't close enough to someone to ask for their intensely personal medical details, don't make an exception for people who are also stigmatized.

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* AFAB[[note]]Assigned Female At Birth[[/note]]/FAAB[[note]]Female Assigned At Birth[[/note]]/CAFAB[[note]]Coercively Assigned Female At Birth[[/note]], AMAB[[note]]Assigned Male At Birth[[/note]]/MAAB[[note]]Male Assigned At Birth[[/note]]/CAMAB[[note]]Coercively Assigned Male At Birth[[/note]] and UAB[[note]]Unassigned At Birth[[/note]] refer to the interpretation of a person's genitals by doctors/their parents at birth. These are modern terms used instead of [=MtF=] and [=FtM=], since those terms exclude non-binary and {{intersex}} people. Calling someone's body a "female body" or "male body" isn't really accurate can be misleading - a body has the gender of its owner, regardless of genitals (which unlike gender identity can be changed medically) or chromosomes (which you can't see anyway). It's still rude to ask a transgender person which of those they are, however, as those questions are invasive and privacy-violating (would you ask a cisgender man about his penis size?). A person can decide to share that, but if they don't, DON'T ASK. Same goes for transition-related questions. If you aren't close enough to someone to ask for their intensely personal medical details, don't make an exception for people who are also stigmatized.



** In the Tokyo version, Count D and a friend visit a club for transvestites and transsexual women, all of whom are portrayed very sympathetically. The bartender/owner comments that they're just women looking for husbands and also makes reference to a place a floor up where men can meet other likeminded men. Count D is apparently on good terms with some of them and has tea with the group on a regular basis.

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** In the Tokyo version, Count D and a friend visit a club for transvestites and transsexual women, all of whom are portrayed very sympathetically. The bartender/owner comments that they're just women looking for husbands and also makes reference to a place a floor up where men can meet other likeminded like-minded men. Count D is apparently on good terms with some of them and has tea with the group on a regular basis.



* While not actually present within ''Manga/BokuGirl'', as it features boy who was Gender Bent, characters who are aware Mizuki is physically female but ''not'' that he was originally male usually take his declarations that he's a man as falling under being transgender. Another character, [[spoiler:his crush Fujiwara]], knows for a fact he was male but then has seen him doing things like wearing dresses (to visit a bathhouse away from his all-male dorm) or wearing panties (his roommate hung his regular underwear to dry in the rain) and thus comes to the opposite conclusion that Mizuki is a transwoman.

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* While not actually present within ''Manga/BokuGirl'', as it features boy who was Gender Bent, characters who are aware Mizuki is physically female but ''not'' that he was originally male usually take his declarations that he's a man as falling under being transgender. Another character, [[spoiler:his crush Fujiwara]], knows for a fact he was male but then has seen him doing things like wearing dresses (to visit a bathhouse away from his all-male dorm) or wearing panties (his roommate hung his regular underwear to dry in the rain) and thus comes to the opposite conclusion that Mizuki is a transwoman.trans woman.



* This is the whole plot of the movie ''Film/BoysDontCry'' in which a young trans man (played by Hilary Swank) uses a combination of haircut, bandages holding down his breasts and leaving his hometown to express himself properly as a man: Brandon Teena. He even manages to have sex with a girl without her noticing [[spoiler: sort of. Confusion might arise for some viewers as to whether or not Brandon was actually a transman due to his own claims that he was a hermaphrodite, but he was in a women's prison at the time and trying to keep his secret from the woman he loved, so this was pretty obviously a lie. Especially when taking into account the shower scene after his violent and traumatic rape.]]
* Bernadette in ''Film/PriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' is a transwoman (rather than a drag queen like her two companions). One [[BerserkButton guaranteed way to make her angry]] is to call her "Ralph"...
* Judy Squires in ''Film/BetterThanChocolate.'' She's also a singer at a local lesbian nightclub, and gets a rather tart musical number explaining the differences between drag queens and transwomen.

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* This is the whole plot of the movie ''Film/BoysDontCry'' in which a young trans man (played by Hilary Swank) uses a combination of haircut, bandages holding down his breasts and leaving his hometown to express himself properly as a man: Brandon Teena. He even manages to have sex with a girl without her noticing [[spoiler: sort of. Confusion might arise for some viewers as to whether or not Brandon was actually a transman trans man due to his own claims that he was a hermaphrodite, but he was in a women's prison at the time and trying to keep his secret from the woman he loved, so this was pretty obviously a lie. Especially when taking into account the shower scene after his violent and traumatic rape.]]
* Bernadette in ''Film/PriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' is a transwoman trans woman (rather than a drag queen like her two companions). One [[BerserkButton guaranteed way to make her angry]] is to call her "Ralph"...
* Judy Squires in ''Film/BetterThanChocolate.'' She's also a singer at a local lesbian nightclub, and gets a rather tart musical number explaining the differences between drag queens and transwomen.trans women.



* There's a German film called ''Romeos'' where a gay transman falls for someone.

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* There's a German film called ''Romeos'' where a gay transman trans man falls for someone.



** Another episode revealed an involuntary trans person. Preteen twins, a boy and girl, were the main suspects in the accidental death of a gang member. The DNA evidence seemed to point to the boy twin even though his sister had admitted she was the culpirt, until they learned [[spoiler: the girl twin was actually born a boy. When he was born, he'd been mutilated by accident during his circumcision, so his parents forced him into transitioning genders when he was still a baby to avoid being an outcast because of what happened. When he's finally told that he was born a boy, he states that he never felt right with his body, and starts the transition back into a male identity.]]

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** Another episode revealed an involuntary trans person. Preteen twins, a boy and girl, were the main suspects in the accidental death of a gang member. The DNA evidence seemed to point to the boy twin even though his sister had admitted she was the culpirt, culprit, until they learned [[spoiler: the girl twin was actually born a boy. When he was born, he'd been mutilated by accident during his circumcision, so his parents forced him into transitioning genders when he was still a baby to avoid being an outcast because of what happened. When he's finally told that he was born a boy, he states that he never felt right with his body, and starts the transition back into a male identity.]]



** An episode featurs a well-intentioned doctor who did back-alley sex-change operations.
** In another episode, the victim was a pre-op transsexual woman, killed by an actor after he goes to bed with her, discovers her sexual identity and freaks out about the fact damaging his carreer. It ended with Grissom saying:
-->There's an old rule of showbusiness that says 'Never be caught with a dead woman or a live man. He was caught with both.'

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** An episode featurs features a well-intentioned doctor who did back-alley sex-change operations.
** In another episode, the victim was a pre-op transsexual woman, killed by an actor after he goes to bed with her, discovers her sexual identity and freaks out about the fact damaging his carreer.career. It ended with Grissom saying:
-->There's an old rule of showbusiness show business that says 'Never be caught with a dead woman or a live man. He was caught with both.'



* In a 2013 weekly-aired Chilean RealityShow about plastic surgery, one of the participants was a trans woman named Alejandra who entered it hoping to get the reassignment surgery. She won that round and was succesfully operated on.
* In 2008, 5-time ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' champion Fred Ramen from 1997 underwent gender-reassignment surgery, becoming Catherine Ramen, Jeopardy's first transgendered champion. She was considered for a fan-voted spot in the 90s-champions quarterfinal matches in 2014's "Battle of the Decades" tournament, but lost to 1996 College Tournament winner Shane Whitlock.

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* In a 2013 weekly-aired Chilean RealityShow about plastic surgery, one of the participants was a trans woman named Alejandra who entered it hoping to get the reassignment surgery. She won that round and was succesfully successfully operated on.
* In 2008, 5-time ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' champion Fred Ramen from 1997 underwent gender-reassignment surgery, becoming Catherine Ramen, Jeopardy's first transgendered transgender champion. She was considered for a fan-voted spot in the 90s-champions quarterfinal matches in 2014's "Battle of the Decades" tournament, but lost to 1996 College Tournament winner Shane Whitlock.



* Two similarly-named reality TV shows launched in 2015 focusing on transgender people: ''I Am Cait'', following the very public transition of Caitlyn Jenner, and ''I Am Jazz'', which follows a pre-teen transgirl as she enters into adolescence.

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* Two similarly-named reality TV shows launched in 2015 focusing on transgender people: ''I Am Cait'', following the very public transition of Caitlyn Jenner, and ''I Am Jazz'', which follows a pre-teen transgirl trans girl as she enters into adolescence.



* Avicii's "Silhouettes" video involves a transwoman undergoing sex reassignment surgery.

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* Avicii's "Silhouettes" video involves a transwoman trans woman undergoing sex reassignment surgery.



* Sweetie in ''BombayDreams'', a beautiful transwoman who [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy just wants her childhood friend and longtime crush Akaash to live his dreams and get what he wants]], to the point of eventually performing a HeroicSacrifice.

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* Sweetie in ''BombayDreams'', a beautiful transwoman trans woman who [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy just wants her childhood friend and longtime crush Akaash to live his dreams and get what he wants]], to the point of eventually performing a HeroicSacrifice.



* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. [[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]] appears to be this at first, given her Shadow's actions and intentions, but it turns out is a young woman who is trying desparately to be accepted in the very male-dominated line of work she's in, rather than being seen as JustAKid. [[spoiler:All of her detective heroes as a kid were male, and all of her co-workers are male, so she viewed those as role models, and aspired to be just like them, unfortunately causing her to mistakenly believe she had to make herself ''actually'' pass as a male to be taken seriously.]]

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. [[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]] appears to be this at first, given her Shadow's actions and intentions, but it turns out is a young woman who is trying desparately desperately to be accepted in the very male-dominated line of work she's in, rather than being seen as JustAKid. [[spoiler:All of her detective heroes as a kid were male, and all of her co-workers are male, so she viewed those as role models, and aspired to be just like them, unfortunately causing her to mistakenly believe she had to make herself ''actually'' pass as a male to be taken seriously.]]



* Minor character Riley from ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' is intersexed, which has caused [[http://www.errantstory.com/2006-11-15/586 chaos]] at least once.

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* Minor character Riley from ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' is intersexed, intersex, which has caused [[http://www.errantstory.com/2006-11-15/586 chaos]] at least once.



* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' has Juniper (agender, they/them pronouns) and Delphinium (trans woman).



** Quagmire's Navy war hero father, Dan, undergoes surgery to become Ida, much to Quagmire's chagrin. Having bungled a GayAesop in a previous episode, the writers tried to make the character sympathetic, but still trotted out the old jokes (including an UnsettlingGenderReveal), and earned the ire of quite a few LGBT people. It didn't help that, when she ''wasn't'' acting stereotypical, Ida was a FlatCharacter at best. Seth [=MacFarlane=] then further infuriated the LGBT community by saying that he thought the character was [[http://www.afterelton.com/TV/2010/5/seth-macfarlane-complete-idiot?page=0 "probably the most sympathetic portrayal of a transexual character that has ever been on television."]] Many took this to be proof that [=MacFarlane=] had never ''seen'' a transsexual character on TV.

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** Quagmire's Navy war hero father, Dan, undergoes surgery to become Ida, much to Quagmire's chagrin. Having bungled a GayAesop in a previous episode, the writers tried to make the character sympathetic, but still trotted out the old jokes (including an UnsettlingGenderReveal), and earned the ire of quite a few LGBT people. It didn't help that, when she ''wasn't'' acting stereotypical, Ida was a FlatCharacter at best. Seth [=MacFarlane=] then further infuriated the LGBT community by saying that he thought the character was [[http://www.afterelton.com/TV/2010/5/seth-macfarlane-complete-idiot?page=0 "probably the most sympathetic portrayal of a transexual transsexual character that has ever been on television."]] Many took this to be proof that [=MacFarlane=] had never ''seen'' a transsexual character on TV.
7th May '16 1:07:24 AM Amaryllis
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* Fenic, the main character of ''Webcomic/GoodbyeToHalos'', is a transgender girl with latent magical powers.

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* Fenic, the The main character of ''Webcomic/GoodbyeToHalos'', Fenic, is a transgender girl with latent magical powers.powers who's trapped in another world.
6th May '16 9:52:16 PM Amaryllis
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* The main character of ''Webcomic/GoodbyeToHalos'' is Fenic, a transgender girl with latent magical powers.

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* The Fenic, the main character of ''Webcomic/GoodbyeToHalos'' ''Webcomic/GoodbyeToHalos'', is Fenic, a transgender girl with latent magical powers.
6th May '16 9:47:45 PM Amaryllis
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* The main character of ''Webcomic/GoodbyeToHalos'' is Fenic, a transgender girl with latent magical powers.
4th May '16 7:31:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Shounen Note'' has genderqueer characters. The mangaka (who also made ''Manga/NabariNoOu'') is nonbinary themselves.

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* ''Shounen Note'' ''Manga/ShounenNote'' has genderqueer characters. The mangaka (who also made ''Manga/NabariNoOu'') is nonbinary themselves.
29th Apr '16 10:39:05 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' is an UrbanFantasy that features at least one nonbinary character. Timothy is a bigender person who goes by "Camellia" when presenting as female. He runs a branch of a Catholic hunger-relief charity. Timothy uses either pronoun, except at work due to not being out there.
* ''[[http://www.eths-skin.com/ Eth's Skin]]'' (mostly safe for work except for casual nudity) is a fantasy webcomic where the protagonist, Eth, is nonbinary and a fisher. It takes place in an alternate version of British Columbia. They accidentally mistake a selkie for a "beach walker" and grab their seal skin. The clothing is magical and thus Eth is unable to stop holding it. They have to go on an adventure in order to remove it.
* Neve from ''Webcomic/IgnitionZero'' is genderfluid. They're [[GenkiGirl extremely excitable]] and perky.





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* ''WebVideo/{{Coupleish}}'' stars two siblings (Dee and Amy) who go out looking for a third roommate. Their new roommate Rachel pretended to be Dee's partner in order to avoid being deported to Britain. The two begin to [[TheBeard pretend to be]] a couple and that's the start of the rom-com series. Dee is nonbinary.
20th Apr '16 11:45:11 AM Pichu-kun
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* The ''[[Manga/{{Trigun}} Trigun Maximum]]'' manga has Elendira the Crimsonnail, although she is presented as a transvestite. Vash is the only one who briefly recognizes her as female, and then only to insult her. She glared and said 'a woman like you' out of Wolfwood when he called her a guy one time. Apart from Meryl categorizing her as a transvestite (and complimenting her figure) after she falls out of the sky, it doesn't really come up otherwise; people are busy. The actual question is how everyone can tell by looking at her.
** Well, it could be that she hasa man's voice, albeit very effeminate, which is quite common.

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* The ''[[Manga/{{Trigun}} Trigun Maximum]]'' manga has Elendira the Crimsonnail, although she is presented as a transvestite. Vash is the only one who briefly recognizes her as female, and then only to insult her. She glared and said 'a woman like you' out of Wolfwood when he called her a guy one time. Apart from Meryl categorizing her as a transvestite (and complimenting her figure) after she falls out of the sky, it doesn't really come up otherwise; people are busy. The actual question is how everyone can tell by looking at her.
** Well, it
her. It could be that she hasa man's has a masculine voice, albeit very effeminate, which is quite common.



* Kyubei from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is biologically female but was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender. They don't consider themselves either male or female though.



* [[CanonForeigner New character]] Blaze from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is a trans woman. She's a musician and a huge fan of The Misfits. She also [[LesYay may or may not]] be a love interest to Clash, The Misfits' resident groupie, who she is friends with.

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* [[CanonForeigner New character]] Blaze from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is a trans woman. She's a musician and a huge fan of The Misfits. She also [[LesYay may or may not]] be a love interest to Clash, The Misfits' resident groupie, who she is friends with. [[spoiler:Blaze temporarily sings for The Misfits when their lead singer Pizzazz injures her larynx.]]
6th Apr '16 4:48:17 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Subaru Kujou in the fifth ''Videogame/SakuraWars'' game is pretty clearly genderqueer; zie always uses gender-neutral speech (at least in the Japanese version), refuses to identify as male or female, and dresses in both masculine and feminine attire.

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* Subaru Kujou Kujo in the fifth [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove fifth]] ''Videogame/SakuraWars'' game is pretty clearly genderqueer; zie always uses gender-neutral speech (at least in the Japanese version), refuses to identify as male or female, and dresses in both masculine and feminine attire.
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