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24th Jul '16 6:58:16 AM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' gave us two trans characters: Unique (MTF) and Coach Beiste (FTM). Unique (birth name Wade) was presented as trans from the start and was immensely popular with fans, who often felt she was underused. Beiste, on the other hand, was introduced as a cisgender woman who later came out as a transman in the final season and began his gender transition at that point. This wasn't quite as warmly received, since Beiste was ''already'' popular with the genderqueer crowd for being a masculine straight woman, so having him be trans sent the message that a woman can't be masculine without wanting to be a man.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' gave us two trans characters: Unique (MTF) and Coach Beiste (FTM). Unique (birth name Wade) was presented as trans from the start and was immensely popular with fans, who often felt she was underused. Beiste, on the other hand, was introduced as a cisgender woman who later came out as a transman in the final season and began his gender transition at that point. This wasn't quite nearly as warmly received, well-received, since Beiste was ''already'' popular with the genderqueer crowd for being a masculine straight cis/straight woman, so having him be trans sent the message that if a woman can't be masculine without wanting is a tomboy, she must secretly want to be a man. Also arguably a case of WereStillRelevantDammit, since transgender visibility was picking up in the mainstream media by that point but Unique had already been PutOnABus along with the other kids introduced in Season 4.
23rd Jul '16 8:48:49 AM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' gave us two trans characters: Unique (MTF) and Coach Beiste (FTM). Unique (birth name Wade) was presented as trans from the start and was immensely popular with fans, who often felt she was underused. Beiste, on the other hand, was introduced as a cisgender woman who later came out as a transman in the final season and began his gender transition at that point. This wasn't quite as warmly received, since Beiste was ''already'' popular with the genderqueer crowd for being a masculine straight woman, so having him be trans sent the message that a woman can't be masculine without wanting to be a man.
22nd Jul '16 10:22:14 PM TrueShadow1
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Tiger from the Wild Wild Pussycats team is stated in an {{omake}} to be a female-to-male transsexual.who went to Thailand for the operation. A one-off gag mentioned how out of place a muscular man is among a group of CatGirl-costumed heroes, but it's otherwise not taken into attention.
22nd Jul '16 1:18:48 AM Mswordx24
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* The ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Alone Together" introduces the non-binary character [[spoiler:Stevonnie]], who WordOfGod says uses they/them pronouns, has a gender ambiguous voice and presentation, and is [[spoiler:the {{fusion|Dance}} between a boy and a girl.]]
21st Jul '16 7:29:35 AM Pichu-kun
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* Kyubei from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is biologically female and was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender but not consider themself to be either male or female.



* [[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.]]

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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. Misfits, which results in her [[spoiler:becoming an {{Ascended Fan|boy}}girl after Pizzazz's larynx is injured ad she's hired as a temporary lead singer.]] 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.]]



* Averted with Dr. Girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Her deep voice makes several characters (and viewers, too) initially suspect this, but really she's just a very heavy smoker.

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* Averted Subverted with Dr. Girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Her deep voice makes several characters (and viewers, too) initially suspect this, but really she's just a very heavy smoker.smoker.
* The ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Alone Together" introduces the non-binary character [[spoiler:Stevonnie]], who WordOfGod says uses they/them pronouns, has a gender ambiguous voice and presentation, and is [[spoiler:the {{fusion|Dance}} between a boy and a girl.]]
21st Jul '16 4:10:07 AM Mswordx24
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'''Transgender'''[[note]]or '''trans''' for short[[/note]] people are those who identify as a gender that's not typically associated with their genitalia (the genitalia they had at birth). 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]]. They're systemically disadvantaged, oppressed, and often murdered in modern society. 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, 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 typically associated with their genitalia (the genitalia they had at birth). 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]]. They're systemically disadvantaged, oppressed, and Empire]], but they're often murdered disadvantaged or discriminated against in modern society.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.



* [[http://cdandor.tumblr.com/image/3569062893 "Shemale," "He-She," "Tranny,"]] [[ItIsDehumanizing "It," etc.]] are almost always considered deadly 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 considered deadly considere insults. If you don't know whether you have NWordPrivileges, you don't.
20th Jul '16 11:21:40 AM FloatzelFTW
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* [[QueerAsTropes Homosexuality]] is a completely separate issue. Transgenderness isn't [[TransEqualsGay gayness turned]] UpToEleven. Strictly gay man would not be attracted to trans women, and trans women are not any more or less likely to be lesbian than cisgender women are. 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 (although they can overlap, in that trans people can also be gay).

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* [[QueerAsTropes Homosexuality]] is a completely separate issue. Transgenderness isn't [[TransEqualsGay gayness turned]] UpToEleven. Strictly gay man men would not be attracted to trans women, and trans women are not any more or less likely to be lesbian than cisgender women are. 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 (although they can overlap, in that trans people can also be gay).
17th Jul '16 7:33:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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, which is this trope plus TheyJustDidntCare; though it has at least a ''pretense'' of realism, it minimizes or ignores many physical, psychological, and/or social complications of sex change. For another common example of TheyJustDidntCare as applied to this trope, see TransEqualsGay. AmbiguousGenderIdentity is a trope for characters who may or may not be transgender.

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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, which is this trope plus TheyJustDidntCare; EasySexChange; though it has at least a ''pretense'' of realism, it minimizes or ignores many physical, psychological, and/or social complications of sex change. For another common example of TheyJustDidntCare as applied to this trope, Also see TransEqualsGay. AmbiguousGenderIdentity is a trope for characters who may or may not be transgender.
16th Jul '16 12:24:06 PM nombretomado
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** ''GloriaUnion'' has Kyra, who identifies (and is treated by the game's system itself) as intergender.
* [[spoiler: Erica, formerly Eric]] in ''{{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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** ''GloriaUnion'' ''VideoGame/GloriaUnion'' has Kyra, who identifies (and is treated by the game's system itself) as intergender.
* [[spoiler: Erica, formerly Eric]] in ''{{Catherine}}''.''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.
16th Jul '16 9:54:05 AM Nukleon
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* In most versions of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' it's implied that Major Kusanagi may have been AMAB before becoming a female-styled full-body cyborg, though the TV series balked at this and featured a flashback episode were she was a little girl.
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