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18th Aug '17 11:37:41 AM WolfMattGrey
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** In "Lisa's First Word" when discussing saving money he says Bart can sleep with them until he's 21 just like his cousin Frank, when Marge points out that he doesn't have a cousin named Frank he explains that he later became cousin Francine.

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** In "Lisa's First Word" when discussing saving money he Homer says Bart can sleep with them until he's 21 just like his cousin Frank, when Frank. When Marge points out that he doesn't have a cousin named Frank he explains that he later became cousin Francine.
11th Aug '17 6:20:30 PM MeekPartridge
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* In the D&D real play podcast ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'' there's Lup, an NPC who is [[spoiler: Taako's twin sister]] and is revealed to be trans by Griffin, the DM, during her introduction.
9th Aug '17 5:14:52 PM DesertDragon
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* [[QueerAsTropes Homosexuality]] is a completely separate issue. Transgenderism isn't [[TransEqualsGay gayness turned]] UpToEleven. A strictly gay man would not be attracted to a trans woman, for example, and a trans man isn't necessarily attracted to women as some kind of "super" lesbian; he could very well be gay (attracted to other men). The "T" is in "LGBT" because transphobia and homophobia have similar motives - both defy the main idea of what a man or woman "is" or "should be" - but they are distinct groups.

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* [[QueerAsTropes Homosexuality]] is a completely separate issue. Transgenderism isn't [[TransEqualsGay gayness turned]] UpToEleven. A For example, a strictly gay man would not be attracted to a trans woman, for example, and a trans man isn't necessarily attracted to women as some kind of "super" lesbian; he could very well be gay (attracted to other men). The "T" is in "LGBT" because transphobia and homophobia have similar motives - both defy the main idea of what a man or woman "is" or "should be" - but they are still distinct groups.
6th Aug '17 12:25:58 AM ryg
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* Danny Tozer, the protagonist of the ''Literature/NemesisSeries'', is a transgender superhero. The same series also features the non-binary Kinetiq.
5th Aug '17 7:54:05 AM TheKaizerreich
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'''Transgender'''[[note]]or '''trans''' for short[[/note]] people are those who identify as a gender that's not the gender they were assigned at birth (typically, but not always, based on their genitals). Some transgender people have body dysphoria and pursue medical means (e.g. hormone replacement, surgery, etc.) to help mitigate it, but others don't have it, don't have access to treatment, or choose to not undergo treatment for various reasons. Transgender people aren't a new group; their existence has been documented as far back as the [[OlderThanFeudalism Roman Empire]], but they're often disadvantaged or discriminated against in their respective societies, which clouded their visibility in the past. They're often used as a source of interesting {{Conflict}} in a story, partly because coming-out stories can depict change more visually. See the Useful Notes on UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} people for a more RealLife-oriented and complete description. There's a general outcry by the trans community for more representation of them as just regular people - just like not every female character's story has to be about battling sexism, some trans people too would like to see themselves depicted in all traditional narratives.

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'''Transgender'''[[note]]or '''trans''' for short[[/note]] people are those who identify as a gender that's not the gender they were assigned at birth (typically, but not always, based on their genitals).genitals)[[note]]which is why in nearly all countries, a birth certificate will now say "sex" instead of gender, leaving it up to the individual to find out instead, but some people have yet to get that memo[[/note]]. Some transgender people have body dysphoria and pursue medical means (e.g. hormone replacement, surgery, etc.) to help mitigate it, but others don't have it, don't have access to treatment, or choose to not undergo treatment for various reasons. reasons.

Transgender people aren't a new group; their existence has been documented as far back as the [[OlderThanFeudalism Roman Empire]], but they're often disadvantaged or discriminated against in their respective societies, which clouded their visibility in the past. They're often used as a source of interesting {{Conflict}} in a story, partly because coming-out stories can depict change more visually. See the Useful Notes on UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} people for a more RealLife-oriented and complete description. There's a general outcry by most of the trans community for more representation of them as just regular people - just like not every female character's story has to be about battling sexism, sexism or traditional gender roles, some trans people too would like to see themselves depicted in all traditional narratives.
narratives. This outcry is not universal however, and some groups actively fight for the opposite, i.e. special threatment just for being trans. There are also so-called "transtrenders", i.e. people pretending to be trans for various reasons, say seeking undeserved attention. Most transgender people don't like them, since by association they will be taken less seriously ("You're just pretending!").

Note that, despite the trope name, the correct term is '''transgender''', not '''transsexual'''. The latter is an outdated word from a time when sex and gender were considered synonymous, until it was realized that your biological sex isn't the end-all decisive factor on whether a person is male or female (it's mostly related to brain structure; since nature isn't perfect, a small sub-percentage of the population will develop a brain structure opposite to their biological sex, causing the disconnect, which is often described as having to wear a terrible itchy sweater and being unable to take it off). Note that changing/living out one's gender with support of medication and operations does not change one's biological sex, which is important to know for doctors doing any given threatment.



* Genderfluid, Bi-gender, and Tri-gender refer to people whose gender changes over time, whether between many identities or just two or three. This can be as often as daily or as rarely as once per decade; it can happen on its own, or be triggered by something. If these people's identities end up matching their birth-assigned gender at some points, they may consider themselves "part cis". Not to be confused with Dissociative Identity Disorder ([[SplitPersonality multiple personalities]]), although it has been known for dissociated personalities to rarely possess a gender that does not coincide with the sex of the patient.

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* Genderfluid, Bi-gender, and Tri-gender refer to people whose gender changes over time, whether between many identities or just two or three. This can be as often as daily or as rarely as once per decade; it can happen on its own, or be triggered by something. If these people's identities end up matching their birth-assigned gender sex at some points, they may consider themselves "part cis". Not to be confused with Dissociative Identity Disorder ([[SplitPersonality multiple personalities]]), although it has been known for dissociated personalities to rarely possess a gender that does not coincide with the sex of the patient.



* [[{{Crossdresser}} "Crossdresser" and "Transvestite"]] refer to wearing clothing that's traditionally culturally coded as 'belonging' to a different gender from the one you identify as. They may or may not be used interchangeably and ''don't'' automatically entail either transgenderism or homosexuality, but they also don't preclude either. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transvestic_fetishism That other wiki]] has an entry for "transvestic fetishism". Transvestite is generally considered an offensive term because of its history, and shouldn't be used to refer to people who crossdress.

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* [[{{Crossdresser}} "Crossdresser" and "Transvestite"]] refer to wearing clothing that's traditionally culturally coded as 'belonging' belonging to a different gender from the one you identify as. They may or may not be used interchangeably and ''don't'' automatically entail either transgenderism or homosexuality, but they also don't preclude either. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transvestic_fetishism That other wiki]] has an entry for "transvestic fetishism". Transvestite is generally considered an offensive term because of its history, and shouldn't be used to refer to people who crossdress.



Trans women are more common in media than trans men, whose existence is largely ignored by the mainstream despite statistically being equally common in RealLife. (Current estimates are somewhere in the vicinity of 1 in 200 for social transition.)

Stereotypes and caricatures of trans women in the media can range from heavily masculine-bodied people wearing unflattering budget dresses and wigs, to highly attractive and feminine women who men fear. In live action movies, trans women are almost always played by either a cis man or a cis woman, as opposed to an actual trans woman. Sometimes, two different actors are used before and after the transition.

Contrast GenderBender, which is a trope about men and women changing genitals (and the rest of their bodies) into conforming to a publicly accepted image of the opposite gender -and sometimes gender identity - through magic or AppliedPhlebotinum. Also contrast EasySexChange; though it has at least a ''pretense'' of realism, it minimizes or ignores many physical, psychological, and/or social complications of sex change. Also see TransEqualsGay. AmbiguousGenderIdentity is a trope for characters who may or may not be transgender.

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Trans women are more common in media than trans men, whose existence is largely ignored by the mainstream despite statistically being equally common in RealLife. (Current RealLife (current estimates are somewhere in the vicinity of 1 in 200 for social transition.)

Stereotypes and caricatures of trans women in the media can range from heavily masculine-bodied people wearing unflattering budget dresses and wigs, to highly attractive and feminine women who men fear. In live action movies, trans women are almost always played by either a cis man or a cis woman, as opposed to an actual trans woman.woman (which may be forgiven by the fact that being trans is rare and there are only so many actors to go around, plus a transgender actor/actress might not ''want'' to play a trans person for fear of being told they're dipping into stereotypes). Sometimes, two different actors are used before and after the transition.

Contrast GenderBender, which is a trope about men and women changing genitals (and the rest of their bodies) into conforming to a publicly accepted image of the opposite gender -and sometimes gender identity - through magic or AppliedPhlebotinum. GenderBender often also changes DNA, thus allowing plots such as the now-biologically-male or now-biologically-female person being able to conceive a child, further complicating things. Also contrast EasySexChange; though it has at least a ''pretense'' of realism, it minimizes or ignores many physical, psychological, and/or social complications of sex change. Also see TransEqualsGay. AmbiguousGenderIdentity is a trope for characters who may or may not be transgender.
31st Jul '17 7:00:50 AM Dimensio
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* ''VideoGame/{{Technobabylon}}'' has Max Lao, female partner of protagonist Dr. Charlie Regis, who when asked about her past casually mentions attending a school that Charlie knows to be all-boys. She apparently "fit right in" at the time.
30th Jul '17 12:29:56 PM sororita
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** Portraying Pearl as Trangender is also a minor trend, as you can see [[http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Trans%20Pearl%20(Steven%20Universe) here.]]
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12507814/1/Magical-Metamorphosis Magical Metamorposis]] is about a transgender Harry Potter [[spoiler:who eventually choses the name Holly]] it is very in depth and accurate about the trans experience, though with added fantastical elements.

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** Portraying Pearl as Trangender Transgender is also a minor trend, as you can see [[http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Trans%20Pearl%20(Steven%20Universe) here.]]
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12507814/1/Magical-Metamorphosis Magical Metamorposis]] is about a transgender Harry Potter Potter. [[spoiler:who eventually choses chooses the name Holly]] it is very in depth and accurate about the trans experience, though with added fantastical elements.
30th Jul '17 12:28:27 PM sororita
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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12507814/1/Magical-Metamorphosis]] is about a transgender Harry Potter [[spoiler:who eventually choses the name Holly]] it is very in depth and accurate about the trans experience, though with added fantastical elements.

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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12507814/1/Magical-Metamorphosis]] net/s/12507814/1/Magical-Metamorphosis Magical Metamorposis]] is about a transgender Harry Potter [[spoiler:who eventually choses the name Holly]] it is very in depth and accurate about the trans experience, though with added fantastical elements.
30th Jul '17 12:27:14 PM sororita
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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12507814/1/Magical-Metamorphosis]] is about a transgender Harry Potter [[spoiler:who eventually choses the name Holly]] it is very in depth and accurate about the trans experience, though with added fantastical elements.
28th Jul '17 12:01:16 AM creader
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* Hana in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'' says, "I am a mistake made by God. In my heart, I am a woman."






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* Hana in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'' says, "I am a mistake made by God. In my heart, I am a woman."
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