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21st Sep '16 8:49:51 PM KlarkKentThe3rd
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgLEZ1767oY ''Confused Gender'']] by [[WallOfVoodoo Ravens Moreland]], "a song about a transsexual before it was cool".
21st Sep '16 8:03:51 PM Cally
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** Carla is a transgender woman, according to WordOfGod. She's the human counterpart of Ultra-Car from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', above.

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** Carla is a transgender woman, first according to WordOfGod.WordOfGod and later confirmed. She's the human counterpart of Ultra-Car from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', above.
15th Sep '16 11:37:21 PM radnick104
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** There are a few characters who are [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/LGBT_characters implied]] to be trans but it may just be one-off jokes. Brunella Pommelhorst, the elementary PE teacher, was supposed to transition but he still appears as a woman in future episodes.

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** There are a few characters who are [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/LGBT_characters implied]] to be trans but it may just be one-off jokes. Brunella Pommelhorst, the elementary PE teacher, was supposed to transition but he she still appears as a woman in future episodes.
14th Sep '16 2:47:33 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' reveals that Hershe Las Palmas is in fact as transwoman and an old associate of Snake's originally named "Carjack" Malone.
26th Aug '16 11:19:37 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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" 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.

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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" 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?).([[Film/TheRoom "Anyway, how's your sex life?"]]). 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, details (would you ask a cisgender man about his penis size?), don't make an exception for people who are also stigmatized.
25th Aug '16 2:21:42 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has at least two; Claire, a trans woman, and Tai the lesbian librarian who apparently had a phase of "identifying as a boy" (binding her breasts, "wearing lots of Carhartt stuff" etc) but now seems settled as a lesbian, somewhat tomboyish with her short hair.

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has at least two; Claire, a trans woman, and woman. Tai the lesbian librarian who apparently mentions having had a phase of "identifying as a boy" (binding her breasts, "wearing lots of Carhartt stuff" etc) stuff", etc.) but now seems settled as a lesbian, somewhat tomboyish with her short hair.{{Tomboy}}ish lesbian.


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* In ''Webcomic/MaggotBoy'', the muscular undead ActionGirl Reth mentions being trans. For [[spoiler:Owen Wright, undead SerialKiller EnfantTerrible,]] mentioning his trans status is a BerserkButton like none other.
20th Aug '16 6:34:28 AM Robergestudios
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* [[http://cdandor.tumblr.com/image/3569062893 "Shemale," "He-She," "Tranny,"]] [[ItIsDehumanizing "It," etc.]] are almost always considere insults. If you don't know whether you have NWordPrivileges, you don't.

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* [[http://cdandor.tumblr.com/image/3569062893 "Shemale," "He-She," "Tranny,"]] [[ItIsDehumanizing "It," etc.]] are almost always considere considered insults. If you don't know whether you have NWordPrivileges, you don't.



* Isabella in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' is a non-operative trans girl who dresses in ElegantGothicLolita.

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* Isabella in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' is a non-operative post-operative trans girl who dresses in ElegantGothicLolita.



* ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' has so many Transsexuals and {{Crossdresser}}s that it's hard to count. The main character's adoptive parents ('''both''' of them -- that is, the dad is AFAB, the mom is AMAB), his adoptive father's assistants (all transsexuals, some post-op, some not), several dozen bit characters, and one of the [[WillTheyOrWontThey character's love interests]] -- his adoptive sister and cousin -- may or may not be AMAB, given that about every 6 months she'd switch genders as she was growing up ([[spoiler:It's never explained in the manga, and in the end, the character realizes it doesn't really matter anyway.]])

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* ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' has so many Transsexuals and {{Crossdresser}}s that it's hard to count. The main character's adoptive parents ('''both''' of them -- that is, the dad is AFAB, the mom is AMAB), his adoptive father's assistants (all transsexuals, some post-op, some not), several dozen bit characters, and one of the [[WillTheyOrWontThey character's love interests]] -- his adoptive sister and cousin -- may or may not be AMAB, given that about every 6 months she'd switch genders as she was growing up ([[spoiler:It's never explained in the manga, and in the end, the character realizes it doesn't really matter anyway.although she's shown buying tampons at one point which strongly implies that she's AFAB.]])



* Reina from ''Manga/AnaSatsujin'' is a smuggler who "designs" furniture made of human bones. She works with the protagonists SerialKiller girlfriend. When at home she's a nudist and has a large GagPenis according to the protagonist, which creeps him out (on top of being a necrophiliac butcher).



* Alice Arisuin from ''LightNovel/ChivalryOfAFailedKnight'' is a non-operative trans woman. Her fellow mains quickly just accept that that's part of who she is.

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* Alice Arisuin from ''LightNovel/ChivalryOfAFailedKnight'' [[ChivalryOfAFailedKnight]] is a non-operative trans woman. Her fellow mains quickly just accept that that's part of who she is.



* Bernadette in ''Film/PriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' is a trans woman (rather than a drag queen like her two companions). One [[BerserkButton guaranteed way to make her angry]] is to call her "Ralph"...

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* Bernadette in ''Film/PriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' is a trans woman (rather than a drag queen DragQueen like her two companions). One [[BerserkButton guaranteed way to make her angry]] is to call her "Ralph"...



* Tom from ''The Cement Garden'' is a boy who would rather be a girl, believing that [[WouldntHitAGirl girls wouldn't get bullied]]. His sisters eventually give him a makeover, and his best friend William takes on a new interest in him.

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* Tom from ''The Cement Garden'' ''TheCementGarden'' is a boy who would rather be a girl, believing that although it's unclear if he's actually trans or just thinks [[WouldntHitAGirl girls he wouldn't get bullied]]. His bullied if he were a girl]]. In any case his sisters eventually give him a makeover, and his best friend William takes on a new interest in him.



* The main character in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film ''In a Year of 13 Moons'' is a male homosexual who gets a sex change to be more appealing to his lover. Somewhat subverted as the character did not consider himself a woman pre-surgery. This and the fact that [[spoiler:[[BuryYourGays he kills himself at the end]]]] has earned it the ire of critics who say it paints transsexuality in an inaccurate and [[UnfortunateImplications unfavorable]] light.



* ''Literature/TheBonePalace'' by Creator/AmandaDownum has Savedra Severos, the transsexual mistress of the Crown Prince, as its second viewpoint character. Transsexuality is only marginally accepted in this culture; it has a long history in the open, but most ''hijra'' (the "third sex", encompassing all varieties of transgender and agender people) live apart in the company of their own. Most are either in the priesthood, are mystics and fortune-tellers, or work in prostitution. Savedra is lucky; she was born wealthy and her mother and family members accept her. Despite the magic of the setting, nothing seems to give any kind of EasySexChange; Savedra at one point laments her Adam's apple and her small breasts, and she retains functional male genitalia, so physical sex reassignment does not appear to be possible.

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* ''Literature/TheBonePalace'' by Creator/AmandaDownum has Savedra Severos, the transsexual mistress of the Crown Prince, as its second viewpoint character. Transsexuality is only marginally accepted in this culture; it has a long history in the open, but most ''hijra'' (the "third sex", encompassing all varieties of transgender and agender people) live apart in the company of their own. Most are either in the priesthood, or are mystics and fortune-tellers, or work in prostitution.fortune-tellers. Savedra is lucky; she was born wealthy and her mother and family members accept her. Despite the magic of the setting, nothing seems to give any kind of EasySexChange; Savedra at one point laments her Adam's apple and her small breasts, and she retains functional male genitalia, so physical sex reassignment does not appear to be possible.



* The excellent novel by David Ebershoff called ''The Danish Girl'' is a fictionalized account of the first widely publicized gender reassignment surgery ever performed. The subject of the novel, Einar Wegener, begins to confront his body and sexuality issues after being asked by his wife to pose in a dress so that she may finish a commissioned portrait of a friend of the young couple. Einar is then moved by this experience to begin identifying himself as Lili. The novel explores the situations of both Lili and the ever-loving and supportive Greta as they come to terms with Lili's transformation. A [[Film/TheDanishGirl film adaptation]] starring Eddie Redmayne as Lili and Creator/AliciaVikander was released in 2015.

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* The excellent novel by David Ebershoff called ''The Danish Girl'' is a fictionalized account of the first widely publicized gender reassignment surgery ever performed. The subject of the novel, Einar Wegener, begins to confront his body and sexuality gender issues after being asked by his wife to pose in a dress so that she may finish a commissioned portrait of a friend of the young couple. Einar is then moved by this experience to begin identifying himself as Lili. The novel explores the situations of both Lili and the ever-loving and supportive Greta as they come to terms with Lili's transformation. A [[Film/TheDanishGirl film adaptation]] starring Eddie Redmayne as Lili and Creator/AliciaVikander was released in 2015.



** This is also the twist of a later episode, "Last Respects", where a female lawyer hired by a dying rich man turns out to be the man's long-lost son. Her father doesn't learn this until after he attempts to seduce her, prompting her to disrobe for him.



*** Although given her reaction to being forced to possess the 10th Doctor, said line could have been a joke.



** 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 career. It ended with Grissom saying:
-->There's an old rule of show business that says 'Never be caught with a dead woman or a live man. He was caught with both.'



* Dolly Parton's "Travelin' Thru" was written with the process of transition in mind. It is played at the credits of the movie ''Transamerica''.

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* Dolly Parton's "Travelin' Thru" was written with the process of transition in mind. It is played at the credits of the previously mentioned movie movie ''Transamerica''.



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* The trope is [[RuleThirtyFour extremely common in porn]], but, [[MostWritersAreMale being]] [[AllMenArePerverts porn]], nearly always the character is portrayed as a trans woman with fully functional genitalia, [[AllWomenAreLustful a lusty disposition]], and desire to have sex with males, females [[AnythingThatMoves and everything else]]. Which would be fine on screen and raise plenty of UnfortunateImplications in RealLife - and not only the brutal kind of homophobic or transphobic UnfortunateImplications people would imagine at first glance, but also [[TransgenderFetishization plenty of unwanted attention from those who believe]] in the [[AllWomenAreLustful idea of a perpetual lusty creature]]. Fortunately porn made by and for trans people is becoming more popular, and with it more respectful portrayals and more people from across the trans spectrum.
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* The trope is [[RuleThirtyFour extremely common in porn]], but, [[MostWritersAreMale being]] [[AllMenArePerverts porn]], nearly always the character is portrayed as a trans woman with fully functional genitalia, [[AllWomenAreLustful a lusty disposition]], and desire to have sex with males, females [[AnythingThatMoves and everything else]]. Which would be fine on screen and raise plenty of UnfortunateImplications in RealLife - and not only the brutal kind of homophobic or transphobic UnfortunateImplications people would imagine at first glance, but also [[TransgenderFetishization plenty of unwanted attention from those who believe]] in the [[AllWomenAreLustful idea of a perpetual lusty creature]]. Fortunately porn made by and for trans people is becoming more popular, and with it more respectful portrayals and more people from across the trans spectrum.
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* [[spoiler: Erica, formerly Eric]] in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''. Notably, TheReveal is not treated as anything especially dramatic - it's mentioned rather nonchalantly in the Lovers True Ending, [[spoiler: Toby]] is happily in a relationship with [[spoiler: her]] (or at least one with a lot of mutual snarking), and Vincent, Johnny, and Orlando knew all along as he went to high school with [[spoiler: her]]. In hindsight, there's a lot of foreshadowing for it.

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* [[spoiler: Erica, formerly Eric]] in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''. Notably, TheReveal is not treated as anything especially dramatic - it's mentioned rather nonchalantly in the Lovers True Ending, [[spoiler: Toby]] is happily in a relationship with [[spoiler: her]] (or at least one with a lot of mutual snarking), and Vincent, Johnny, and Orlando knew all along as he they went to high school with [[spoiler: her]]. In hindsight, there's a lot of foreshadowing for it.



* One of the lead characters in ''Closetspace'' is a transgender woman, who struggled with the decision of whether to undergo SRS, later regretting the surgery, but retaining her female identity. The other lead is also transgender, just starting her life as a woman.

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* One of the lead characters in ''Closetspace'' is a transgender woman, who struggled with the decision of whether to undergo SRS, later regretting she has the surgery, but retaining surgery and retains her female identity. The other lead is also transgender, just starting her life as a woman.
18th Aug '16 7:39:46 PM PaulA
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** In ''A Civil Campaign'', the dashing and unconventional Lady Donna Vorrutyer undergoes gender reassignment at age 40 to become Lord Dono. As this is SF, Lord Dono's transformation is perfect - he's even fertile. Lady Donna chooses this course so that she can prevent a corrupt male relative from inheriting her dead brother's countship and its attendant responsibilities. Barrayaran law doesn't allow women to inherit countships, but neither is it exactly set up to deal with transsexuals - in the end [[spoiler:Dono prevails]]. And ends up engaged to be married. One assumes Donna was originally bisexual.

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** In ''A Civil Campaign'', ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', the dashing and unconventional Lady Donna Vorrutyer undergoes gender reassignment at age 40 to become Lord Dono. As this is SF, Lord Dono's transformation is perfect - -- he's even fertile. Lady Donna chooses this course so that she can prevent a corrupt male relative from inheriting her dead brother's countship and its attendant responsibilities. Barrayaran law doesn't allow women to inherit countships, but neither is it exactly set up to deal with transsexuals - -- in the end [[spoiler:Dono prevails]]. And ends up engaged to be married. One assumes Donna was originally bisexual.
8th Aug '16 9:08:56 AM CaptEquinox
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* ''Film/RacingDaylight'' has an incredible amount of genderfuck so the audience can draw its own conclusions. The gossip (played by actress Denny Dillon) may be a transgender man. In his previous life he was the prissy Religious Wife, Henrietta, but Anna said everyone knew Henrietta was a man. The Busy-Body (played by John Seidman) is either a drag queen or a trans woman, and in the past was Henrietta's husband Rev. "Troll-Man" Potts.
26th Jul '16 10:45:18 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/DeadOfSummer'' gives us Drew (FTM), formerly known as Andrea. His mother was deeply disturbed by his identity and eventually left him because of it.
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