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* ''Fanfic/HowDoIAdmitImFallingApart'' is set in a world where ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' was born female and began transitioning between ''Sonic CD'' and ''Sonic 3''.


* '''Cisgender''' or just '''cis''' is the opposite of transgender. A cis person is someone whose gender identity matches the one they were assigned at birth. "Cis" is a Latin prefix that is the opposite of "trans," meaning "not across," as used in chemistry or "cisatlantic/transatlantic." Non-trans is also used. Saying "normal" or "real" instead of cis is [[UnfortunateImplications implies that trans people aren't ''really'' their gender]], so don't do that thing. Cis is also sometimes [[FunWithAcronyms jokingly de-abbreviated as "comfortable in skin"]] (although many trans people are comfortable with their bodies and identities, suffering only from the stigma).
* '''Gender''' is someone's innate mental blueprint of how male and how female they are. Gender is on a massive gradient with many different points. It can fluctuate over time for some people, but on the whole it seems to be immune to outside influence. Gender ''roles'', on the other hand, are a changeable social construct, and include things like "girls like pink" or "the English word for men is he."
* '''Sex''' are the male and female bits of someone's body that can be seen, either with the naked eye or using scientific equipment. The word encompasses things like genitals, chromosomes, hormones and hair growth. Like gender, sex is on a gradient with many points in between male and female. Unlike gender, most parts of sex can nowadays be changed by medical science, which many trans people are happy to do. The term "biological" sex is often used to describe someone's sexual characteristics at birth, but it's quickly falling out of favour as it implies people's gender being somehow less biological than the rest of them.
* '''Transitioning''' is when a trans person changes their looks and/or social roles to match their gender. This can consist of picking a new wardrobe, changing names and pronouns, or choosing hormones and surgical options. The term "sex change" is an old-fashioned and overly simplistic description of many different surgical procedures, and the term has been replaced with "gender confirmation/reassignment surgery."
* '''Gender dysphoria''' means discomfort that can arise when someone's gender, sex and social roles are mismatched. It can be further split into physical [[note]]dysphoria from one's own body not matching that typical of a member of ones's gender[[/note]]; social[[note]]dysphoria from being perceived and treated as a member of a gender other than one's own[[/note]]; and mental[[note]]having thoughts and reactions one feels are improper for a member of one's gender; essentially physical dysphoria, but for thoughts[[/note]]. The word dysphoria means "bad feeling." Not all trans people experience dysphoria, although some people define dysphoria simply as the mismatch itself (leading to many, '' many'' internet arguments over semantics). The opposite is gender euphoria, which is the happy feeling when someone's gender, sex and social roles finally match up.
* '''[[QueerAsTropes Homosexuality]]''' means being sexually attracted to the same sex and/or gender. Trans people can have any sexual orientation, and are not just gay people "UpToEleven." The "T" is in "LGBT" because transphobia and homophobia have similar motives -- both target the main idea of what a man or woman "is" or "should be." Although some uninformed people see all relationships that trans people engage in as homosexual relationships, it's up to trans individuals and their partners to pick their own orientation labels.
* '''Non-binary''', agender and related words describe genders that aren't strictly male or female. The knowledge of gender as a gradient appears throughout world history -- non-binary is a recent Western umbrella term for this knowledge and includes many points on the gender spectrum. Synonyms include genderqueer, gender variant, third gender and androgynous, all of which have their own connotations and cultural histories. People whose gender varies over time may choose the word genderfluid, and people who don't experience any gender may call themselves agender. Different cultures have tons of different words. There are many points on the cis-to-trans scale, and it's important to keep in mind that distress over one's body is never a prerequisite.
* '''AFAB''' (Assigned Female At Birth) and '''AMAB''' (Assigned Male At Birth) refer to the interpretation of a person's genitals by doctors/their parents at birth. Variations on these terms include FAAB (Female Assigned At Birth), CAFAB (Coercively Assigned Female At Birth), AXAB (Assigned Intersex At Birth), UAB (Unassigned At Birth), and so on. Calling someone's body a "female body" or "male body" can be misleading -- it's always up to trans people themselves what words they use for their parts. It's also rude to ask a transgender person what they look like under their clothes, as those questions are invasive and privacy-violating ([[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 intensely personal medical details about their genitals, don't make an exception for people who are already going through a lot of stigma.

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* '''Cisgender''' or just '''cis''' is the opposite of transgender. A cis person is someone whose gender identity matches the one they were assigned at birth. "Cis" is a Latin prefix that is the opposite of "trans," meaning "not across," as used in chemistry or "cisatlantic/transatlantic." Non-trans is also used. Saying "normal" or "real" instead of cis is [[UnfortunateImplications implies that trans people aren't ''really'' their gender]], so don't do that thing. Cis is also sometimes [[FunWithAcronyms jokingly de-abbreviated as "comfortable in skin"]] (although many trans people are comfortable with their bodies and identities, suffering only from the stigma).
* '''Gender''' is someone's innate mental blueprint of how male and how female they are. Gender is on a massive gradient with many different points. It can fluctuate over time for some people, but on the whole it seems to be immune to outside influence. Gender ''roles'', on the other hand, are a changeable social construct, and include things like "girls like pink" or "the English word for men is he."
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* '''Sex''' are the male and female bits of someone's body that can be seen, either with the naked eye or using scientific equipment. The word encompasses things like genitals, chromosomes, hormones and hair growth. Like gender, sex is on a gradient with many points in between male and female. Unlike gender, most parts of sex can nowadays be changed by medical science, which many trans people are happy to do. The term "biological" sex is often used to describe someone's sexual characteristics at birth, but it's quickly falling out of favour as it implies people's gender being somehow less biological than the rest of them.
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* '''Transitioning''' is when a trans person changes their looks and/or social roles to match their gender. This can consist of picking a new wardrobe, changing names and pronouns, or choosing hormones and surgical options. The term "sex change" is an old-fashioned and overly simplistic description of many different surgical procedures, and the term has been replaced with "gender confirmation/reassignment surgery."
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* '''Gender dysphoria''' means discomfort that can arise when someone's gender, sex and social roles are mismatched. It can be further split into physical [[note]]dysphoria from one's own body not matching that typical of a member of ones's gender[[/note]]; social[[note]]dysphoria from being perceived and treated as a member of a gender other than one's own[[/note]]; and mental[[note]]having thoughts and reactions one feels are improper for a member of one's gender; essentially physical dysphoria, but for thoughts[[/note]]. The word dysphoria means "bad feeling." Not all trans people experience dysphoria, although some people define dysphoria simply as the mismatch itself (leading to many, '' many'' internet arguments over semantics). The opposite is gender euphoria, which is the happy feeling when someone's gender, sex and social roles finally match up.
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* '''[[QueerAsTropes Homosexuality]]''' means being sexually attracted to the same sex and/or gender. Trans people can have any sexual orientation, and are not just gay people "UpToEleven." The "T" is in "LGBT" because transphobia and homophobia have similar motives -- both target the main idea of what a man or woman "is" or "should be." Although some uninformed people see all relationships that trans people engage in as homosexual relationships, it's up to trans individuals and their partners to pick their own orientation labels.
labels.
* '''Non-binary''', agender and related words describe genders that aren't strictly male or female. The knowledge of gender as a gradient appears throughout world history -- non-binary is a recent Western umbrella term for this knowledge and includes many points on the gender spectrum. Synonyms include genderqueer, gender variant, third gender and androgynous, all of which have their own connotations and cultural histories. People whose gender varies over time may choose the word genderfluid, and people who don't experience any gender may call themselves agender. Different cultures have tons of different words. There are many points on the cis-to-trans scale, and it's important to keep in mind that distress over one's body is never a prerequisite.
prerequisite.
* '''AFAB''' (Assigned Female At Birth) and '''AMAB''' (Assigned Male At Birth) refer to the interpretation of a person's genitals by doctors/their parents at birth. Variations on these terms include FAAB (Female Assigned At Birth), CAFAB (Coercively Assigned Female At Birth), AXAB (Assigned Intersex At Birth), UAB (Unassigned At Birth), and so on. Calling someone's body a "female body" or "male body" can be misleading -- it's always up to trans people themselves what words they use for their parts. It's also rude to ask a transgender person what they look like under their clothes, as those questions are invasive and privacy-violating ([[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 intensely personal medical details about their genitals, don't make an exception for people who are already going through a lot of stigma.

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* Sam from ''ComicBook/{{Deadman}}'' is non-binary. Berenice corrects Deadman when he calls Sam "her" by stating that "Sam uses they/them pronouns" and "They're non-binary. Not a woman or a man. Just ''awesome''".


Transgender people can experience gender dysphoria (distress caused by the sex or gender assigned to them at birth) on physical or social levels, and can pursue medical means (e.g. hormone replacement, surgery, etc.) to help mitigate this discomfort. Others don't pursue medical treatment for various reasons -- for example, because they don't experience discomfort, because socially transitioning is enough for them, or because no available medical options fit their gender. Since medical science has only been able to alleviate dysphoria for about a century, the vast majority of transgender people in history did not have the option to change their bodies, and many today still don't have access to medical transitioning options.

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Transgender people can experience gender dysphoria (distress caused by the sex or gender assigned to them at birth) on physical or social levels, and can pursue medical means (e.g. hormone replacement, surgery, etc.) to help mitigate this discomfort. Others don't pursue medical treatment for various reasons -- for example, because they don't experience discomfort, because socially transitioning is enough for them, or because no available medical options fit their gender. Since medical science has only been able to alleviate dysphoria for about a century, the vast majority of transgender people in history did not have the option to change their bodies, and many today still don't have access to medical transitioning options.options (either due to prohibitive costs or the practice being outlawed in certain countries).


* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' Netflix special ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLifeStaticCling'', Mr. and Mrs. Bighead's son Ralph has become transgender and now identifies as Rachel.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' Netflix special ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLifeStaticCling'', Mr. and Mrs. Bighead's son Ralph daughter Rachel has become come out as transgender and now identifies as Rachel.since the original series (in which she went by Ralph).


* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' Netflix special "Static Cling", Mr. and Mrs. Bighead's son Ralph has become transgender and now identifies as Rachel.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' Netflix special "Static Cling", ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLifeStaticCling'', Mr. and Mrs. Bighead's son Ralph has become transgender and now identifies as Rachel.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSturdy'' Creator/AdultSwim pilot ''Captain Sturdy: The Originals'', it is established that Captain Sturdy's teammate Commander Guts as undergone a sex change and now goes by Brianna.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSturdy'' Creator/AdultSwim pilot ''Captain Sturdy: The Originals'', it is established that Captain Sturdy's teammate Commander Guts as has undergone a sex change and now goes by Brianna.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' Netflix special "Static Cling", Mr. and Mrs. Bighead's son Ralph has become transgender and now identifies as Rachel.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8491420/chapters/19459867 We Are The Chatroom Gems]]'', Smoky Quartz is Agender, implied AFAB.
** ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9329366/chapters/21139325 Momentum]]'' has "Genderfluid Amethyst" as an actual tag.
** Portraying Pearl as 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. [[spoiler:who eventually chooses the name Holly]]. It is very in depth and accurate about the trans experience, though with added fantastical elements.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' reveals that Melissa is a trans woman. This is [[MythologyGag a nod]] to how [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} her anime counterpart]] [[ShesAManInJapan was male in the original Japanese, but was dubbed as female.]]



* The ''Warriors'' fic ''Fanfic/LittleFires'' is about a tortoiseshell OC who is a transgender she-cat. Considering how tortie toms work, Emberpaw has heavy implications of being intersex as well.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11405295/1/Hyrule-Castle-High Hyrule Castle High]]'' is a ''Legend of Zelda'' HighSchoolAU where Zelda is a trans boy who later begins going by "Sheik".
* ''Fanfic/CeladonsNewBlossom'' is a story about how Ash is DisguisedInDrag after he becomes Erika's student. He is a cisgender crossdresser, but to go along with the guise his ID is changed for simplicity's sake. A Pokémon League investigator comes to inquire on the change and comes to the conclusion that Ash is transgender. Ash is too stunned to deny her. In the end, Erika and Ash both conclude that maybe people thinking he's a trans girl will make things easier for now. It'll be trouble when he eventually goes back to Ash, but for now Ash uses being trans as cover-up for whenever people learn that he's male.
* ''Fanfic/RWBYScars'':
** In the ''RWBY'' rewrite ''RWBY: Scars'', Ruby is a trans girl who is on hormones. She comes out to her teammates Weiss and Blake in chapter 20 after her girlfriend Penny comes out about being an android. Penny's troubles and desire to be thought of as a "real girl" resonated with Ruby to the point of causing her to tear up and out herself.
** [[spoiler:Jaune]] is a transgender boy. He transitioned right before coming to Beacon. He cut off his ponytail, [[spoiler:stole his grandfather's sword, and ran off without telling his family]].
** After being dragged back home by their father, Weiss notices that her twin Whitley has transitioned. Whitley keeps his GenderBlenderName even after transitioning.



* ''Fanfic/WarriorsRewrite'':
** Firestar is changed from a cisgender tom instead a transgender tom. He transitioned as a kit.
** To explain how he's a tortie tom, Redtail is a transgender tomcat.
* ''Fanfic/DenounceTheEvils'':
** [[spoiler:Harley]] is a trans woman who has dealt with the media's transphobia after coming out.
** [[spoiler:James]] had always thought he was CampGay until he's reunited with [[spoiler:Harley]]. He figures he has an AmbiguousGenderIdentity and goes to [[spoiler:Harley]] for help. It's implied that [[spoiler:James]] might be genderfluid.
* ''Fanfic/MirrorsTLOZ'' is an AlternateUniverseFic that revolves around Zelda being a trans man. After coming out to his lover Link, Link convinces him to transition and go by "Sheik" again.

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* ''Fanfic/WarriorsRewrite'':
''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Firestar ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12507814/1/Magical-Metamorphosis Magical Metamorposis]]'' is changed from a cisgender tom instead about a transgender tom. He transitioned Harry Potter. [[spoiler:who eventually chooses the name Holly]]. It is very in depth and accurate about the trans experience, though with added fantastical elements.
** In ''Fanfic/FormerlyKnownAsHarryPotter'', Harry is taken in by Social Services at age four. She transitions
as a kit.
Lily by age five and is adopted by the Grangers, being raised as Hermione's sister.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** To explain ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11405295/1/Hyrule-Castle-High Hyrule Castle High]]'' is a ''Legend of Zelda'' HighSchoolAU where Zelda is a trans boy who later begins going by "Sheik".
** ''Fanfic/MirrorsTLOZ'' is an AlternateUniverseFic that revolves around Zelda being a trans man. After coming out to his lover Link, Link convinces him to transition and go by "Sheik" again.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' reveals that Melissa is a trans woman. This is [[MythologyGag a nod]] to
how [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} her anime counterpart]] [[ShesAManInJapan was male in the original Japanese, but was dubbed as female.]]
** ''Fanfic/CeladonsNewBlossom'' is a story about how Ash is DisguisedInDrag after he becomes Erika's student. He is a cisgender crossdresser, but to go along with the guise his ID is changed for simplicity's sake. A Pokémon League investigator comes to inquire on the change and comes to the conclusion that Ash is transgender. Ash is too stunned to deny her. In the end, Erika and Ash both conclude that maybe people thinking
he's a tortie tom, Redtail is a transgender tomcat.
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trans girl will make things easier for now. It'll be trouble when he eventually goes back to Ash, but for now Ash uses being trans as cover-up for whenever people learn that he's male.
**
''Fanfic/DenounceTheEvils'':
** *** [[spoiler:Harley]] is a trans woman who has dealt with the media's transphobia after coming out.
** *** [[spoiler:James]] had always thought he was CampGay until he's reunited with [[spoiler:Harley]]. He figures he has an AmbiguousGenderIdentity and goes to [[spoiler:Harley]] for help. It's implied that [[spoiler:James]] might be genderfluid.
* ''Fanfic/MirrorsTLOZ'' ''Fanfic/RWBYScars'':
** In the ''RWBY'' rewrite ''RWBY: Scars'', Ruby
is an AlternateUniverseFic that revolves around Zelda being a trans man. After girl who is on hormones. She comes out to her teammates Weiss and Blake in chapter 20 after her girlfriend Penny comes out about being an android. Penny's troubles and desire to be thought of as a "real girl" resonated with Ruby to the point of causing her to tear up and out herself.
** [[spoiler:Jaune]] is a transgender boy. He transitioned right before
coming out to Beacon. He cut off his lover Link, Link convinces him to transition ponytail, [[spoiler:stole his grandfather's sword, and go ran off without telling his family]].
** After being dragged back home
by "Sheik" again.their father, Weiss notices that her twin Whitley has transitioned. Whitley keeps his GenderBlenderName even after transitioning.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8491420/chapters/19459867 We Are The Chatroom Gems]]'', Smoky Quartz is Agender, implied AFAB.
** ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9329366/chapters/21139325 Momentum]]'' has "Genderfluid Amethyst" as an actual tag.
** Portraying Pearl as transgender is also a minor trend, as you can see [[http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Trans%20Pearl%20(Steven%20Universe) here.]]



* ''Fanfic/BloodRustyAU'' contains a few transgender cats, such as Ruth and Brick. [[spoiler:Dusk]] comes out to Rusty as non-binary. Their mean attitude comes from trying too hard to emulate mollies in the Clan.

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats''
** The ''Warriors'' fic ''Fanfic/LittleFires'' is about a tortoiseshell OC who is a transgender she-cat. Considering how tortie toms work, Emberpaw has heavy implications of being intersex as well.
** ''Fanfic/WarriorsRewrite'':
*** Firestar is changed from a cisgender tom instead a transgender tom. He transitioned as a kit.
*** To explain how he's a tortie tom, Redtail is a transgender tomcat.
**
''Fanfic/BloodRustyAU'' contains a few transgender cats, such as Ruth and Brick. [[spoiler:Dusk]] comes out to Rusty as non-binary. Their non-binary, with their seemingly mean attitude comes coming from trying too hard to emulate mollies in the Clan.Clan.
* ''Fanfic/TheWoundsStillBleeding'' is a ''Naruto'' AlternateUniverseFic that reinterprets Kakashi as a trangender woman.



* ''Series/TheBoys2019'': Doppleganger, a shapeshifter, is gender fluid, going by they, their or them. Fittingly, they're able to go from female to male form at will.

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* ''Series/TheBoys2019'': Doppleganger, a shapeshifter, is gender fluid, genderfluid, going by they, their or them. Fittingly, they're able to go from female to male form at will.



* Music/SuzanneVega song "As Girls Go" about a trans woman.
* The Music/VelvetUnderground's "Lady Godiva's Operation," focusing on a trans woman first going under the knife. [[BuryYourGays Things don't really work out.]]
* 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 ''Transamerica''.
* The Music/{{Scorpions}} hit "He's A Woman, She's A Man".

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* Music/SuzanneVega song "As Girls Go" about a trans woman.
* The Music/VelvetUnderground's "Lady Godiva's Operation," focusing on a lead singer and guitarist for the band [[http://www.againstme.net/ ''Against Me!'']] is trans woman first going under Laura Jane Grace. The band's discography includes several songs addressing or centered around the knife. [[BuryYourGays Things don't really work out.]]
* Dolly Parton's "Travelin' Thru" was written with
difficulties of being transgender, the process most obvious of transition in mind. It which is played at the credits of the previously mentioned movie ''Transamerica''.
* The Music/{{Scorpions}} hit "He's A Woman, She's A Man".
entitled "Transgender Dysphoria Blues".



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgLEZ1767oY ''Confused Gender'']] by [[WallOfVoodoo Ravens Moreland]], "a song about a transsexual before it was cool".
* Avicii's "Silhouettes" video involves a trans woman undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
* The lead singer and guitarist for the band [[http://www.againstme.net/ ''Against Me!'']] is trans woman Laura Jane Grace. The band's discography includes several songs addressing or centered around the difficulties of being transgender, the most obvious of which is entitled "Transgender Dysphoria Blues".

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* Music/{{Avicii}}'s "Silhouettes" video involves a trans woman undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
* Music/DollyParton's "Travelin' Thru" was written with the process of transition in mind. It is played at the credits of the movie ''Film/{{Transamerica}}''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgLEZ1767oY ''Confused Gender'']] by [[WallOfVoodoo Ravens Moreland]], Moreland]] is "a song about a transsexual before it was cool".
%%* The Music/{{Scorpions}} hit "He's A Woman, She's A Man".
* Avicii's "Silhouettes" video involves Music/SuzanneVega song "As Girls Go" is about a trans woman.
* The Music/VelvetUnderground's "Lady Godiva's Operation," focusing on
a trans woman undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
* The lead singer and guitarist for
first going under the band [[http://www.againstme.net/ ''Against Me!'']] is trans woman Laura Jane Grace. The band's discography includes several songs addressing or centered around the difficulties of being transgender, the most obvious of which is entitled "Transgender Dysphoria Blues".knife. [[BuryYourGays Things don't really work out.]]



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has embraced transgender and gender-nonconforming characters in its fifth edition, with a sidebar encouraging players to explore different options of gender expression and identity when creating a new character.



* The ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' [[TabletopGame/WarcraftTheRoleplayingGame Tabletop RPG]] touches on this, by explaining how quilboar -- a race of warthog-like humanoids, who are AlwaysChaoticEvil in the MMO but are given a somewhat more sympathetic portrayal in the tabletop game -- operate under a strict StayInTheKitchen rule, but if a female proves herself to be a strong and capable warrior, then she is declared to be a male by the tribe's shaman, and will live as a male and even take wives from that point forward.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', due to not being hampered by the "decency codes" that constrained earlier editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', freely embraces a more adult stance on things and so openly includes homosexuality and transgenderism in its setting, something that has given the game a notable LGBTFanbase. Transgender and gender-neutral characters are quite common through the game books, including such figures as the androgynous angelic Empyreal Lord[[note]]lesser god of NeutralGood[[/note]] Arshea, whose portfolio covers freedom, physical beauty and sexuality, and whose gender ambiguity means that individuals, regardless of gender or personal sexuality, find Arshea to be ravishingly beautiful and sexually enticing.
** More explicit examples include an NPC named Anevia Tirabade (who willingly went undercover as a girl in her youth, figured out in the process that she actually ''was'' one, and was eventually given an early version of the ''serum of sex shift'' from ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'' as a wedding present from her [[BadassGay future bride]]; another NPC named Marislova (who, while living in her ex-girlfriend's nearly all-female sanctuary, gradually discovered that she actually fit in); iconic shaman Shardra Geltl (who used an alchemical treatment in order to conform), and two male side characters named Xomar Glavit (a dwarven oracle) and Rexus Vicotora (a sorcerer and heir to a largely-defunct noble house). The name of the Rivethun faction (with whom Shardra and Xomar are both at least tangentially associated) has become almost synonymous in-universe with being either trans or a staunch ally.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'' officially introduces both the ''serum of sex shift'' and the explicitly non-binary iconic operative Iseph.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has embraced transgender and gender-nonconforming characters in its fifth edition, with a sidebar encouraging players to explore different options of gender expression and identity when creating a new character.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** ''Pathfinder, due to not being hampered by the "decency codes" that constrained earlier editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', freely embraces a more adult stance on things and so openly includes homosexuality and transgenderism in its setting, something that has given the game a notable LGBTFanbase. Transgender and gender-neutral characters are quite common through the game books, including such figures as the androgynous angelic Empyreal Lord[[note]]lesser god of NeutralGood[[/note]] Arshea, whose portfolio covers freedom, physical beauty and sexuality, and whose gender ambiguity means that individuals, regardless of gender or personal sexuality, find Arshea to be ravishingly beautiful and sexually enticing.
** More explicit examples include an NPC named Anevia Tirabade (who willingly went undercover as a girl in her youth, figured out in the process that she actually ''was'' one, and was eventually given an early version of the ''serum of sex shift'' from ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'' as a wedding present from her [[BadassGay future bride]]; another NPC named Marislova (who, while living in her ex-girlfriend's nearly all-female sanctuary, gradually discovered that she actually fit in); iconic shaman Shardra Geltl (who used an alchemical treatment in order to conform), and two male side characters named Xomar Glavit (a dwarven oracle) and Rexus Vicotora (a sorcerer and heir to a largely-defunct noble house). The name of the Rivethun faction (with whom Shardra and Xomar are both at least tangentially associated) has become almost synonymous in-universe with being either trans or a staunch ally.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'' officially introduces both the ''serum of sex shift'' and the explicitly non-binary iconic operative Iseph.
* The ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' [[TabletopGame/WarcraftTheRoleplayingGame Tabletop RPG]] touches on this, by explaining how quilboar -- a race of warthog-like humanoids, who are AlwaysChaoticEvil in the MMO but are given a somewhat more sympathetic portrayal in the tabletop game -- operate under a strict StayInTheKitchen rule, but if a female proves herself to be a strong and capable warrior, then she is declared to be a male by the tribe's shaman, and will live as a male and even take wives from that point forward.



* Jun Watarase in ''VisualNovel/{{Happiness}}'' is confirmed to be this. Although initially seen as a WholesomeCrossdresser by yuuma and hachi, the OVA in particular shows Jun overjoyed when accidentally actually turning biologically female (of course, she turns back [[StatusQuoIsGod before the end of the episode]]).



* Avery, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'' can be played as non-binary; you have the option of "she", "he", and "they" pronouns, and can change them at any time.
* Fran from ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' is nonbinary. They dress in [[NonUniformUniform the girl's uniform top paired with trousers]]. With their androgynous looks and a voice that is just as neutral, even Fran's friends don't know [[PronounTrouble what to call them]]. Natalya thinks Fran's a girl, her sister Sofiya believes they're a boy, and Erik switches between "she" and "they". Fran is coy on the issue of their gender and lets people use whatever pronouns they want.



* ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'' has [[spoiler: Venus.]] This is initially only hinted in some very minor details and a sudden, single change of pronoun in the character's ending, but in the game's GoldenEnding [[spoiler: both the characters and the narration consistently refers to Venus by "she" after she accepts the devil.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'' has [[spoiler: Venus.]] This Jun Watarase in ''VisualNovel/{{Happiness}}'' is confirmed to be this. Although initially only hinted in some very minor details seen as a WholesomeCrossdresser by yuuma and a sudden, single change of pronoun in hachi, the character's ending, but OVA in particular shows Jun overjoyed when accidentally actually turning biologically female (of course, she turns back [[StatusQuoIsGod before the game's GoldenEnding [[spoiler: both end of the characters episode]]).
* ''VisualNovel/HeartOfTheWoods'' has Tara, a trans woman who came out
and transitioned a few years before the narration consistently refers to Venus by "she" after she accepts the devil.]]story began.



* ''VisualNovel/HeartOfTheWoods'' has Tara, a trans woman who came out and transitioned a few years before the story began.
* ''VisualNovel/SecretLittleHaven'' is all about Alex, a young closeted trans girl, discovering her identity through the fandom of her favorite magical girl anime circa 1999.

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* ''VisualNovel/HeartOfTheWoods'' has Tara, a trans woman who came out Avery, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'' can be played as non-binary; you have the option of "she", "he", and transitioned a few years before "they" pronouns, and can change them at any time.
* Fran from ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' is nonbinary. They dress in [[NonUniformUniform
the story began.
girl's uniform top paired with trousers]]. With their androgynous looks and a voice that is just as neutral, even Fran's friends don't know [[PronounTrouble what to call them]]. Natalya thinks Fran's a girl, her sister Sofiya believes they're a boy, and Erik switches between "she" and "they". Fran is coy on the issue of their gender and lets people use whatever pronouns they want.
* ''VisualNovel/SecretLittleHaven'' is all about Alex, a young closeted trans girl, discovering her identity through the fandom of her favorite magical girl MagicalGirl anime circa 1999.1999.
* ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'' has [[spoiler: Venus.]] This is initially only hinted in some very minor details and a sudden, single change of pronoun in the character's ending, but in the game's GoldenEnding [[spoiler: both the characters and the narration consistently refers to Venus by "she" after she accepts the devil.]]



* [[spoiler:The title character]] in ''Literature/TheSagaOfTuck'' is a teenager who is [[spoiler:physically intersexed, and (possibly) bi-gender]]. A number of minor characters are also transgender, and several more are {{Transvestite}}s.
* [[GenderBender Gender-bending]] is a common element of the ''WebOriginal/{{Paradise}}'' setting. Some (not all) gender-bent characters are WishFulfillment [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] for transgender individuals in real life. Perspectives being a mini-series in that universe about how a trans woman would have lived her teenage life if her best friend and not her had suffered Body Dysphoria instead.

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* [[spoiler:The title character]] in ''Literature/TheSagaOfTuck'' is a teenager ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' has [=LaFontaine=], who is [[spoiler:physically intersexed, non-binary and (possibly) bi-gender]]. A number uses they/them pronouns, and is only referred to by their family name because of minor their dislike of their feminine given name (Susan). This isn't addressed in the show itself because they aren't out yet, but Perry is seen correcting herself when she refers to them as "she".
* ''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.
* Mollymauk of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' usually uses he/him pronouns, but WordOfGod has stated they are genderfluid.
* Twinfools of Website/YouTube's "Fighting Dreamers Productions" Cosplay Group was very open about his transition on his own channel, but did not carry it into the groups main content. He remains the driving force behind the group playing a majority of the
characters are also transgender, and several more are {{Transvestite}}s.
* [[GenderBender Gender-bending]] is a common element
as the main source of the ''WebOriginal/{{Paradise}}'' setting. Some (not all) gender-bent characters are WishFulfillment [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] for transgender individuals in real life. Perspectives being a mini-series in that universe about how a trans woman would have lived her teenage life if her best friend and not her had suffered Body Dysphoria instead.funny.



* ''Literature/TheHeavenCycle'' has, as the main characters, Tango and Mint, who are biological female but who identify to neither gender and the story uses the pronouns 'they' for them.
* ''Literature/TheKindnessOfDevils'' features Belial, one of the devils, who was created in a male body, but identifies as female, coming to grips with that in ''Literature/AMatterOfPride''.
* Jas from ''Machinima/{{Openness}}'' is non-binary and goes by "they".
* [[GenderBender Gender-bending]] is a common element of the ''WebOriginal/{{Paradise}}'' setting. Some (not all) gender-bent characters are WishFulfillment [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] for transgender individuals in real life. Perspectives being a mini-series in that universe about how a trans woman would have lived her teenage life if her best friend and not her had suffered Body Dysphoria instead.
* [[spoiler:The title character]] in ''Literature/TheSagaOfTuck'' is a teenager who is [[spoiler:physically intersexed, and (possibly) bi-gender]]. A number of minor characters are also transgender, and several more are {{Transvestite}}s.
* ''[[http://shimmerverse.com/ Shimmer: A Superhero Fantasy]]'' has to do with a trans female superheroine named Glimmer Girl.
* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' features Steff, a trans female [[HalfHumanHybrid half-elf]]. In addition, the culture of the [[OurElvesAreBetter subterranean elves]] features an "ornamental" third gender of trans women called "halfkind," who undergo a magical transformation that enhances both breasts and penis/scrotum, and who serve mostly as a status symbol for their families. [[spoiler:Steff eventually is given the halfkind potion by a subterranean friend.]]



* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' features Steff, a trans female [[HalfHumanHybrid half-elf]]. In addition, the culture of the [[OurElvesAreBetter subterranean elves]] features an "ornamental" third gender of trans women called "halfkind," who undergo a magical transformation that enhances both breasts and penis/scrotum, and who serve mostly as a status symbol for their families. [[spoiler:Steff eventually is given the halfkind potion by a subterranean friend.]]
* ''[[http://shimmerverse.com/ Shimmer: A Superhero Fantasy]]'' has to do with a trans female superheroine named Glimmer Girl.
* Twinfools of Website/YouTube's "Fighting Dreamers Productions" Cosplay Group was very open about his transition on his own channel, but did not carry it into the groups main content. He remains the driving force behind the group playing a majority of the characters and as the main source of the funny.



* ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' has [=LaFontaine=], who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, and is only referred to by their family name because of their dislike of their feminine given name (Susan). This isn't addressed in the show itself because they aren't out yet, but Perry is seen correcting herself when she refers to them as "she".
* ''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.
* Jas from ''Machinima/{{Openness}}'' is non-binary and goes by "they".
* Mollymauk of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' usually uses male pronouns, but WordOfGod has stated they are genderfluid.
* ''Literature/TheKindnessOfDevils'' features Belial, one of the devils, who was created in a male body, but identifies as female, coming to grips with that in ''Literature/AMatterOfPride''.
* ''Literature/TheHeavenCycle'' has, as the main characters, Tango and Mint, who are biological female but who identify to neither gender and the story uses the pronouns 'they' for them.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Whether [[AnimateInanimateObject BMO]] is referred to with he/him pronouns or gender neutral language changes depending on the episode, easily adopts "male" and "female" roles, and while he talks about wanting to BecomeARealBoy he also has an alter ego called Football that wants to be a real ''girl''. WordOfGod is that BMO is genderfluid, switching between male and female when desired.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' episode "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" has a trio of friendly, funny transvestites (one being a pre-op trans woman) who befriend Bob on his taxi route, and their only negative attribute is the fact that they're implied to be crackwhores. They even help him out in the climax and only one blink-and-you-miss-it UnsettlingGenderReveal joke tucked in.
* Brother Ken from ''WesternAnimation/BroTown'' is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fa%27afafine Fa'afafine,]] a Samoan term referring to being born biologically male but embodying both male and female traits.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSturdy'' Creator/AdultSwim pilot ''Captain Sturdy: The Originals'', it is established that Captain Sturdy's teammate Commander Guts as undergone a sex change and now goes by Brianna.
* Done once on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' but pulled off with even less tact than the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' example below. The episode doesn't even try to portray Auntie Momma (yes, that's the character's name), originally Uncle Kevin, in a positive light, portraying her as someone who "manipulates" straight men into loving her and being called a "guy pretending to be a woman." At least with ''Family Guy'' there was an attempt at sensitivity and understanding, however clumsy.



* Done once on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' but pulled off with even less tact than the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' example above. The episode doesn't even try to portray Auntie Momma (yes, that's the character's name), originally Uncle Kevin, in a positive light, portraying her as someone who "manipulates" straight men into loving her and being called a "guy pretending to be a woman." At least with Family Guy there was an attempt at sensitivity and understanding, however clumsy.

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* Done a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Bender becomes Coilette to keep his Olympic medals in 'Bend-her' and most of the cast have their genders swapped in 'Neutopia'.
** A recurring minor character on the show is a male-to-female transgender ''robot'' called Hermaphrobot, whom Bender
once tried to hit on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' before noticing her manbot-parts.
-->'''Bender''': [gasps] That ain't no {{fembot}}!
-->'''Hermaphrobot''': Damn, chico! One more upgrade and I'll be more lady than you can handle! Why you so stupid, stupid?
-->'''Bender''': Hey, [[{{Catchphrase}} bite my shiny metal ass!]]
-->'''Hermaphrobot''': You couldn't afford it, honey! [Snaps fingers.]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' [[ParentalBonus (of all shows!)]] gave us Mikey mentioning his Uncle ''Mary''. Vince is confused to why Mikey's uncle is named Mary, and Gretchen [[DontAsk just tells him not to ask]]. However, it's not known if this is the case or if Mary is short for Marian (which some males, including a famous actor, have as names).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Judge [[HangingJudge Constance Harm]] says "You remind me of me when I was a little boy."
--->'''Snake:''' Did she just said she used to be a dude?
** There are a few characters who are [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/LGBT_characters implied]] to be trans
but pulled off it may just be one-off jokes (for example, Helen Lovejoy). Brunella Pommelhorst, the elementary PE teacher, was supposed to transition but she still appears as a woman in future episodes.
** In "Lisa's First Word" when discussing saving money Homer says Bart can sleep
with even less tact than the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' example above. The episode them until he's 21 just like his cousin Frank. When Marge points out that he doesn't even try to portray Auntie Momma (yes, that's have a cousin named Frank he explains that he later became cousin Francine. Unfortunately, the character's name), originally Uncle Kevin, in a positive light, portraying her as someone who "manipulates" straight men into loving her and being called a "guy pretending to be a woman." At least context for this has it implied Frank became Francine because sleeping with Family Guy there was an attempt at sensitivity his parents for so long warped his mind, and understanding, however clumsy.he ultimately joined a cult under the name "Mother Shabubu."
** In "The Otto Show":
-->'''Patty:''' Hello, my name's Patty. I'll be testing you. When you do well, I use the green pen. When you do bad, I use the red pen. Any questions?\\
'''Otto:''' Yeah, one: Have you always been a chick? I mean, I don't want to offend you, but, you were born a man, weren't you? You can tell me, I'm open minded.\\
'''Patty:''' ''(drops the green one)'' I won't be needing this.



* The ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' episode "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" has a trio of friendly, funny transvestites (one being a pre-op trans woman) who befriend Bob on his taxi route, and their only negative attribute is the fact that they're implied to be crackwhores. They even help him out in the climax and only one blink-and-you-miss-it UnsettlingGenderReveal joke tucked in.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' episode "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" has a trio ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Most gems have an AmbiguousGenderIdentity, due to implications that they might not identify as male or female, but use "she/her" pronouns. Fusions involving the half-human and male-identified Steven however seem to be nonbinary and use neutral pronouns. Stevonnie, the fusion
of friendly, funny transvestites (one Steven and his female friend Connie, is confirmed by WordOfGod to use "they/them" pronouns. Smoky Quartz, the fusion of Steven and the (presumably female) [[spoiler:Amethyst]] is similar.
** WordOfGod is that most gems aren't female identified. They're okay with using she/her pronouns and
being a pre-op trans woman) who befriend Bob on his taxi route, and their only negative attribute is the fact that they're implied to be crackwhores. They even help him out in the climax and only one blink-and-you-miss-it UnsettlingGenderReveal joke tucked in.viewed as female, however most are agender.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar (of all shows!)]] gave us Mikey mentioning his Uncle ''Mary''. Vince is confused to why Mikey's uncle is named Mary, and Gretchen [[DontAsk just tells him not to ask]]. However, it's not known if this is the case or if Mary is short for Marian (which some males, including a famous actor, have as names).
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Whether [[AnimateInanimateObject BMO]] is referred to with he/him pronouns or gender neutral language changes depending on the episode, easily adopts "male" and "female" roles, and while he talks about wanting to BecomeARealBoy he also has an alter ego called Football that wants to be a real ''girl''. WordOfGod is that BMO is genderfluid, switching between male and female when desired.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Judge [[HangingJudge Constance Harm]] says "You remind me of me when I was a little boy."
--->'''Snake:''' Did she just said she used to be a dude?
** 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 (For example, Helen Lovejoy). Brunella Pommelhorst, the elementary PE teacher, was supposed to transition but she still appears as a woman in future episodes.
** In "Lisa's First Word" when discussing saving money Homer 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. Unfortunately, the context for this has it implied Frank became Francine because sleeping with his parents for so long warped his mind, and he ultimately joined a cult under the name "Mother Shabubu."
** In "The Otto Show":
-->'''Patty:''' Hello, my name's Patty. I'll be testing you. When you do well, I use the green pen. When you do bad, I use the red pen. Any questions?\\
'''Otto:''' Yeah, one: Have you always been a chick? I mean, I don't want to offend you, but, you were born a man, weren't you? You can tell me, I'm open minded.\\
'''Patty:''' ''(drops the green one)'' I won't be needing this.
* Done a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Bender becomes Coilette to keep his Olympic medals in 'Bend-her' and most of the cast have their genders swapped in 'Neutopia'.
** A recurring minor character on the show is a male-to-female transgender ''robot'' called Hermaphrobot, whom Bender once tried to hit on before noticing her manbot-parts.
-->'''Bender''': [gasps] That ain't no {{fembot}}!
-->'''Hermaphrobot''': Damn, chico! One more upgrade and I'll be more lady than you can handle! Why you so stupid, stupid?
-->'''Bender''': Hey, [[{{Catchphrase}} bite my shiny metal ass!]]
-->'''Hermaphrobot''': You couldn't afford it, honey! [Snaps fingers.]



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Most gems have an AmbiguousGenderIdentity, due to implications that they might not identify as male or female, but use "she/her" pronouns. Fusions involving the half-human and male-identified Steven however seem to be nonbinary and use neutral pronouns. Stevonnie, the fusion of Steven and his female friend Connie, is confirmed by WordOfGod to use "they/them" pronouns. Smoky Quartz, the fusion of Steven and the (presumably female) [[spoiler:Amethyst]] is similar.
* Brother Ken from ''WesternAnimation/BroTown'' is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fa%27afafine Fa'afafine,]] a Samoan term referring to being born biologically male but embodying both male and female traits.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSturdy'' Creator/AdultSwim pilot ''Captain Sturdy: The Originals'', it is established that Captain Sturdy's teammate Commander Guts as undergone a sex change and now goes by Brianna.


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* [[Transgender/AnimeAndManga Anime & Manga]]
* [[Transgender/{{Literature}} Literature]]
* [[Transgender/{{Webcomics}} Webcomics]]
[[/index]]



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/BlackButler'': Grell Sutcliff, who seems to behave like a flamboyant okama, is actually a trans girl. This is made clear when she sympathized with Madame Red due to their similar inability of giving birth. This also makes her the only member of the known Shinigami who identifies herself as female.
* ''Manga/BlackJack'': Kisaragi [[SobriquetSexSwitch Kei]]. He was formerly a woman called [[AlternateCharacterReading Megumi]], but after having a cancer that required removing his uterus, he begins to present himself as a man and adopts the masculine identity of "Kei". [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/5b62203c08df42c9f8bd870bf06cbbad/tumblr_p078v3ogyH1s1mvgpo1_500.jpg As seen in this manga page]], he tells Black Jack that he is happy he quit being a woman. And although the fandom is [[BrokenBase heavily debated]] on this, as he [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation can also be seen]] as simply a {{Bifauxnen}} woman, the manga seems more adamant in portraying him as being trans.
* In the manga adaption of ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'', one chapter has Yamazaki befriending a pre-op transgender woman, and even getting a job to pay for her operation. Unfortunately, this charity offends her, and she ends the friendship.
* Maho, one of the two main characters in the manga ''Manga/DoubleHouse'', is a trans woman, as are a number of the secondary characters.
* Isabella in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' is a post-operative trans girl who dresses in ElegantGothicLolita.
* 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. It could be that she has a masculine voice, albeit very effeminate, which is quite common.
* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'':
** Arakune/Arachne, who doesn't have reassignment surgery because it'd mean she would lose some of her strength. Whether Arakune is trans or simply prefers crossdressing is a little bit unclear. Yuki-sensei used some terms early on and then switched to using others later, and with the time period, limited research material available, and the natural evolution of trans language, it's all but impossible to tell now.
** [[spoiler:Sevothtarte/Sevy, previously named Laila]] is a trans man... sort of. In this character's case, it's as a result of the trauma of [[spoiler:being gang-raped]], living in denial of her previous existence as [[spoiler:Laila]], and goes as far as undergoing treatment to inhibit her breasts. She also wears a machine that makes her voice sound 'masculine'. This results in some UnfortunateImplications and wouldn't be a good example, except that Yuki-sensei played with gender and sexuality in several other characters in the same series.
** [[spoiler:Belial, the Mad Hatter,]] explicitly identifies as neither male nor female and deliberately resorts to genderfuck clothing and make-up to play on their androgynous appearance. Some scenes shows them as more masculine or feminine than other ones, though; in the presence of [[spoiler:Kira or Lucifer, Belial]] usually looks very much like a wounded FemmeFatale. To make this powerful [[TheTrickster Trickster]] character even more complex in terms of gender and sexuality, Kaori Yuki also makes them omnisexual, madly in love with [[spoiler:Lucifer]], seduces [[spoiler:Kurai]] partly by taking the appearance of one of her male suitors and generally acting like a campy male.
** Kurai herself has some trouble in identifying as female, although it's probably partly because she starts off as a young teenager. She seems to have less trouble with her gender identity once [[spoiler:she 'develops' at an extremely quick rate]]. However, she explicitly compares herself to Arachne, mentioning that their families had problems with Arachne being what they thought was a [[{{Crossdresser}} 'transvestite']] and Kurai being a '{{tomboy}}'.
** [[spoiler:Alexiel and Rosiel]]. While she laments to have been "born female", because she had too many feelings to deal with and wished to be reborn as male (which led to [[spoiler:her reincarnation as Setsuna]]), she seems to embrace her true self in the end, she still has gender issues. Meanwhile, her brother [[spoiler:''wants'' to be her, he has her beauty/face and even pretends to be female once.]]
* ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' has so many transgender and {{Crossdresser}} characters 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 transgender, 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, although she's shown buying tampons at one point which strongly implies that she's AFAB.]])
* Tooru Mutsuki from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' was born female, but was unable to reconcile his feelings of discomfort towards his gender. As such, he began living as a man.
** Big Madam, a powerful female ghoul from the same series, was discovered to be biologically male after her death.
* [[spoiler: Seiko]], born and originally named [[spoiler:Seishirou]], from ''Manga/LovelyComplex''. One chapter has her voice breaking which causes her to become depressed and she detransitions. The other characters try to convince her otherwise. She eventually transitions again after she goes to the hospital and gets a shot, which she says was for a cold that reversed her voice.
* Akari in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' was raised as a woman to make her shamanic powers stronger, and it stuck. The series mostly ignores the implications of transgenderism (except as gag fodder) and makes her the strongest of Kyo's followers and, therefore, a complete badass.
* Commander Teral from ''Anime/GodSigma'' is literally a woman in a fairly masculine man's body. Ironically, she's the noble prince-type of the story despite being one of the main villains. She gets very little snark, which is pretty open-minded for an early '80s show.
* Shuuichi Nitori (trans girl) and Yoshino Takatsuki (trans boy) from ''Manga/WanderingSon''. Also their adult friend Yuki Yoshida (trans woman), who is implied to have had a full physical transition, as well as Nitori's classmate Makoto Ariga (trans girl) and Taiichirou Ebina (trans woman). In Takatsuki's case in particular, at least one character suggested [[spoiler:that it wasn't so much that Takatsuki wanted to be male so much as they disliked being female. Their gender identity is left very ambiguous in the end.]]
* Hibari Oozora of ''Manga/StopHibarikun'' loudly voiced her disappointment in the fact that she doesn't have breasts and plans to eventually marry Kousaku. The anime avoids ever showing her naked chest despite the fact that she doesn't have anything to hide there. There's also [[spoiler:a random island girl that looks almost exactly like Hibari (resulting in another UnsettlingGenderReveal moment for Kousaku]] and [[spoiler:a girlfriend of Ibari's -- one whom he doesn't know is trans.]]
* The protagonist of Creator/RiyokoIkeda's ''Manga/{{Claudine}}'', Claudine de Montesse. He's a very {{woobie}}-like trans man with a sensitive heart and horrible luck, who ever since he was a child was sure that he was a male, and [[spoiler:in the end [[BuryYourGays commits suicide]] after his lover Sirene gets engaged to his eldest brother Andre. His doctor (who doubles as NarratorAllAlong) reminiscences about Claudine's case, and concludes that he was right into identifying as a male.]]
* Futaba Aoi from ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', one of the prettier woman officers in the Bokuto Station. ("She's girlier and cuter than ''all of us''!") In an episode in the second season where she asks for help with a date with a man, Aoi says, "I have the body of a man, but the heart of a woman". Episode 6 explicitly mentions "transsexual".
* The BL light novel and anime ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}'' has transgender TeamMom Nanami.
* ''Manga/TheDayOfRevolution'' is a two volume manga series about an intersex but genetically female high school boy who elects (under pressure from his family) to become a girl because he sees it as a choice between being an 'incomplete man' or a 'complete woman'. He quickly finds that letting go of his old male identity isn't going to be easy or simple.
* The {{Yuri}} anthology ''Mermaid Line'' has a SliceOfLife story where a trans woman and her [[IfItsYouItsOkay (apparently bisexual)]] fiancé decide what to do about her transition.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Criff/Cliff]] from ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'' is a trans woman who transitioned a good time before the series started. You'd never know if it weren't for WordOfGod statements and a blink-and-you-will-miss-it line from her sister.
* ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'':
** One of the stories has Leon investigating the murder of who turned out to be a transgender man with a beautiful female alternate persona, who kept rooms of aquariums of transgender fish and a virtual pet of a beautiful female fish. She was killed by the bartender who had a crush on her when he found out.
** In the Tokyo version, Count D and a friend visit a club for transvestites and trans 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 like-minded men. Count D is apparently on good terms with some of them and has tea with the group on a regular basis.
** Tokyo has a rather tragic inversion, with [[spoiler:a beautiful female model who was once a homosexual man. The sex change was done not because of gender identity but out of the mistaken belief that the guy he was in love with was straight and made himself the beautiful woman he felt his crush wanted and deserved. The crush, as it turns out, was a deeply-closeted homosexual and found the model's female body upsetting.]] The trans bartender comments that all the pain would have been avoided if the two had been able to be honest about their orientations.
* ''Strange Mansion'' features a StalkerWithACrush who moves into the title apartment to be near her bishounen classmate. She discovers that her crush became a woman to be with her love interest (he was a bit disappointed that his first declaration of love came from a man but handled it calmly), which causes a HeroicBSOD. Of course, her wealthy conservative parents know nothing.
* The main character from ''Manga/AiNoShintairiku'', Nikotama Sara, is a trans girl high schooler who falls for a boy at her new school.
* A little known manga titled ''Gender Identity Disorder'' follows the life of a trans man. It begins with his childhood (telling his father he wants Santa to give him a penis for Christmas), and ends with him transitioned and leading a successful life, reconciling with his father before he dies.
* Arisugawa "Alice" Kintarou from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' hates her masculine name and wishes she could have gone to an all-girls school instead of an all-boys school.
* There is a LOT of debate on whether Nuriko of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' fits as a trans woman or as a WholesomeCrossdresser. It's best to thread VERY carefully around it.
* Yoshiki Kitazawa from the manga ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'' is an trans woman. In the first series, she's only had hormones to encourage breast growth but her lower half is still physically male. In the sequel, ''EX'', she finishes her surgery on her lower half as well, like she's wanted to since she was 14-15 as stated in the fanbook.
* Izumi Nachi/Lady Nachi in ''MugenDensetsuTakamagahara: Dream Saga'' is pre-operative in Nakatsukuni, and post-operative in Takamagahara. She takes full advantage of her female form, attempting to become the perfect girlfriend that she could never be in Nakatsukuni because of societal expectations... to a guy that didn't want her. The rest of Nachi's evolution goes from ClingyJealousGirl to IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy.
* One episode of ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' featured a wealthy business owner framing his son's fiance for kidnapping when really they were trying to elope. It's eventually revealed that the reason he objects to their marriage is because the fiance is AMAB and had a sex change. After a moment of surprise, Kei and Yuri respond: "So what? That's so closed-minded!" and "In these days, one out of every ten people has had a sex change!"
* Celebrity stylist Nao from ''Manga/IceRevolution'', who forgives uber-{{Tomboy}} Masaki for destroying her favorite scissors, gives a makeover that makes her appear truly feminine "on camera" for the first time, and even leaves the fee for later. After TheReveal, Nao tells Masaki that they're NotSoDifferent: both of them had a hyper-aggressive male appearance that they're no longer comfortable with. Notably, she is the ''only person'' outside of Masaki's friends and family who can tell she's a girl at first sight.
-->'''Masaki:''' How did you... know I'm a... girl...?\\
'''Nao:''' Isn't it obvious?\\
'''Masaki:''' (''is completely mystified'')
* [[spoiler:Mikihisa]] from ''Manga/LevelE'' is a trans man and has felt male since he was four, and it turns out [[spoiler:he's also intersex, with XY chromosomes]]. After much tribulation, the alien princess who's in love with him [[spoiler:gives him a really high-tech sex reassignment.]]
* Mitsuko, the main characters' sidekick in ''Leviathan'', is a trans woman, and while her characterization in itself is fine, her friends take every opportunity to point out that she's not a ''real'' woman and use mildly offensive terms to refer to her. And this is all supposed to be played for laughs.
* A chapter of the manga ''Manga/HowIBecameAPokemonCard'' is about a trans boy named Akari. He lived as a boy all of his childhood, to the point where his best friend didn't know his sex, but has to wear a female school uniform as he's entering middle school. He gets a Pikachu for his birthday, which he's mad about since it's not a "cool" Pokémon but a "[[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute]]" one. Akari eventually got over it and learned that it doesn't matter what a Pokémon looks like, that they all can be [[BadassAdorable cool]].
* ''Manga/GenkakuPicasso'' has [[spoiler:[[NiceGuy Yosuke Hishida]], who is explicitly described as suffering from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_identity_disorder Gender identity disorder]]. She puts on a good show of acting like a normal boy, so this causes some problems when [[spoiler:she's caught in the girls' bathroom]]. She's almost [[spoiler:driven to suicide]], but when Sugiura saves her and offers to listen to her troubles, Picasso (who has been inside the sketch of her heart) rallies the class to go to where she is and listen to her. [[spoiler:When they do, they apologize for how they treated her and rally to let her wear the girls' uniform.]]
* The protagonist of ''Manga/AfterSchoolNightmare'' is an intersex boy. The first page in the manga has him averting NoPeriodsPeriod, much to his discomfort. She later identifies as a female, [[spoiler:but then it turns out [[ShockingSwerve she was never actually an intersex person at all, but was actually two people]]. [[MindScrew It's complicated.]]]]
* From ''Ludwig Kakumei, the Goose-Girl in the Well'', [[spoiler:Princess Julianna, whom we know for most of the series as Lui's "step-brother" Prince Julius]]. She very explicitly states that she doesn't identify as a man (or almost does before she cuts herself off), but everyone else seems to think of her as a crossdresser of some nature or another.
* ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'' has [[spoiler:the local CoolBigSis and Orphen's first travel partner, Stephanie]]. Orphen explains to Majik and Cleao that she used to be [[spoiler:Stephan]] until few years ago, when she was seriously injured in a training accident and her body was horribly torn apart. During her recovery, she explained her situation to the local healers and asked them for sex change; they accepted, and she' much more happy and comfortable. Cleao and Majic are rather surprised when Orphen tells them ([[InnocentlyInsensitive Cleao]] wonders if [[spoiler:Stephanie's boyfriend and eventual husband Tim]] knows), but Orphen himself seems to be pretty nonchalant about the whole deal and it's never discussed again.
* Nathan Seymore of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is confirmed in [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary sources]] to be agendered.
* The shoujo manga "''Go! Go! Ichigo''" is about a girl who falls for her old childhood friend who came back several years later [[OldFriendNewGender as a girl]].
* Marika of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' is a transgender girl. The other two main characters are {{Wholesome Crossdresser}}s she met on a site for crossdressers. [[spoiler:Not soon after her voice starts cracking she comes out to her mom who starts visiting a hospital with her. After seeing a therapist she begins living as a girl]].
* Chaplin from ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is transgender. The first time she used her Branch Of Sin was when she was living as a male. [[spoiler:Her lover was using her as a source of money. She got mad at the woman he was sleeping with and accidentally stabbed her.]] She was AdaptedOut of the anime.
* The third story in the one volume manga ''Mascara Blues'' revolves around a trans girl who falls for a boy.
* [[spoiler:Ren's sister]] in ''Manga/{{Sazanami Cherry}}'' is revealed to be transgender in the second to last chapter. [[spoiler:Not even Ren knew because of their age gap. Ren only remembers her as a girl]].
* Mariandel from ''Anime/IxionSagaDT''.
* ''Manga/KoreWaKoiNoHanashi'' has Satomi, a woman who used to go to the same all boys' school as the protagonist, prior to her sex-change.
* Played with in [[spoiler:BC, aka. Commander Tenmei Uragasumi]] from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', who is revealed to be [[spoiler:a male agent who'd undergone gender reassignment to infiltrate the female pirate ship undercover. By the end of the series, he/she seems to have accepted living as a woman permanently.]]
* Jun's mother in ''Manga/BokuToBoku'' is a trans woman. Jun became a WholesomeCrossdresser because his fashion designer mom would try out clothes on him. He originally hated but eventually gained a taste for feminine attire.
* Alluka Zoldyck from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is probably a transgender girl. Her brother Killua, who is the only member of her family to treat her with any affection, refers to her as a girl, while her other brothers call her a boy, although her gender assigned at birth is not officially confirmed.
* One of the protagonists of ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'', Tetsuo, is a transgender man. [[spoiler:He [[SelfMadeOrphan killed his adopted mom]] after disputes about his gender two years prior to the manga.]] Despite this he's a pretty sympathetic if [[AntiHero antiheroic]] character.
* ''Manga/{{Kyou Kara Yonshimai}}'' is about a girl whose brother comes back from college living as a woman.
* The one-shot ''Cotton Candy Love'' is a YuriGenre manga with the most major character being an elementary school aged trans girl, who gets bullied by classmates.
* 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 trans woman.
* Yuji from ''Manga/LiarGame'' is a trans woman. For some reason the LiveActionAdaptation made her [[GenderFlip a cis male]] with a [[YouDontLookLikeYou different design]] who was originally DisguisedInDrag.
* Kei from ''Manga/{{Moyashimon}}'' is a rare case of a character transitioning as the series occurs. She is introduced at the start, inexplicably [[PutOnTheBus disappears]], and comes back later living as a woman. There's some ambiguity to her gender due to some lines implying she is cis but she's overall considered trans by fans.
* ''Manga/ShounenNote'' has genderqueer characters, such as Yutaka's older sibling. The mangaka (who also made ''Manga/NabariNoOu'') is nonbinary themself.
* From the same mangaka as ''Manga/ShounenNote'', ''Manga/ShimanamiTasogare'' features Utsumi Natsuyoshi, a trans man who transitioned long before the start of the story. His focus chapters focus on him dealing with an old classmate who doesn't fully understand or respect his situation and deciding to stand up for himself, even knowing it may cause a rift between them.
** ''Shimanami Tasogare'' also features Misora, a young boy who crossdresses in the safety of the drop-in center that the story centers around. While he dodges Tasuku's questions about his identity, it's heavily hinted that he has gender dysphoria and may be a closeted trans girl. [[AmbiguousGenderIdentity Misora's case is still left ambiguous by the manga's end,]] focusing instead on him being able to express himself in the safety of the drop-in center.
* 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.
* ''Hanayome Wa Motodanshi'' is an [[EdutainmentShow educational]], autobiographical manga about a HappilyMarried trans woman and her husband.
* Kaoru from ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' is the sweet local florist voiced by Creator/DaisukeOno. She's implied to be a trans woman.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has some characters who are transgender, mostly trans women who belong to the okama club. Their portrayal is mostly unimpressive (the okama club members for example are very perverted and get frequently called monsters), but there are two standouts:
** The widowed okama club leader Saigo has her own story where she has trouble raising her bullied son as a trans parent and said son (who's otherwise supportive) feels the need to prove that he's a man. After she saves his life, he gets the courage to invite her and everyone else in the club to parents' day and writes about how "beautiful" their hearts are.
** Kyubei is biologically female and was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender but does not consider themself to be either male or female. A whole arc is dedicated to this realization: the arc's antagonist questions Kyubei's feelings about their gender identity, and changes everyone's sexes as "punishment" for not abiding to gender roles. Despite having considered a sex change before, Kyubei finds little satisfaction in being male and eventually decides they are neither "manly nor womanly".
* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Tiger from the Wild Wild Pussycats team is stated in an {{omake}} to be a trans man who went to Thailand for sex reassignment surgery. 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.
** Minor villain Magne was also eventually confirmed to be a transgender woman.
** 13 is nonbinary[[note]]As a Japanese person, 13 would likely use the term "x-gender", but no specific terminology has been used in-story so far[[/note]] and uses "they" pronouns in the English translation.
* The class of 3C in ''Manga/SketDance'' meet the new board director's troubled son and TheVoiceless Yuuki, who is eventually revealed to be biologically female while having "a heart of a boy". At that point, Yuuki had been bullied at school for this, and he stopped speaking as his voice would give his biological sex away. His father's concern is what lead to him trying to make Kaimei Academy stricter and separated by sex, as he believes expressing individuality will only get him bullied. The class does not react negatively, with Bossun saying that expressing individuality is a good thing and everyone will accept him for who he is.
* Hana in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'' says, "I am a mistake made by God. In my heart, I am a woman."
* Christian of ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'' is debatably a trans girl. It's a bit unclear if she's actually trans (or just using wanting to be a woman as an excuse to herself for loving a man), but considering the amount of emotional investment she shows to the idea of being a woman, it's most likely the former.
* Sechs from ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'', who is a transgender ''robot''. Originally a member of the "Tuned" series, mass-produced copies of Alita's cybernetic body with an AI instead of a human brain, Sechs decided at some point to start referring to himself as male because he thought [[BloodKnight it suited]] [[ARealManIsAKiller his personality better]], [[DivergentCharacterEvolution gradually upgrades his body with more masculine-looking components]] and eventually has his PersonalityChip transferred into a fully male technorganic body. The odd thing is that none of his "sisters" seem uncomfortable with their assigned gender, though Alita once thinks she'd probably have an easier time concentrating on fighting and not worrying about emotional concerns if she'd been born a man.
* Yayoi and her other female work colleagues in ''Manga/FutariEcchi'' are trans women. They have a mostly decent portrayal: some characters such as the protagonists are generally amicable/respectful of her (occasional remarks aside) and the mangaka often includes information on trans women (such as their history in Japan, the different body types and what's considered acceptable and derogatory terms). One subplot in the series is Yayoi's relationship with Okahama: being the jerk he is, Okahama is disgusted when he first sees the pre-operative Yayoi's genitalia and has a "mental breakdown" over his attraction to her; although he takes a genuine interest her, he still refers to her as a man and often talks about her or their relationship in a derogatory way, leaving his progress to be a mixed bag.
* Played with in ''Anime/{{Punchline}}''. [[spoiler:Yuuta]] was a boy who switched bodies with a girl ten years ago. He's been stuck that way since but the SecondLawOfGenderBending didn't work out for him. He hates being a girl and still lives as a boy.
* In ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Lily Hoshikawa, the TokenMiniMoe of the zombie idol group, was originally named Masao Go and assigned male at birth but identified as a girl from a very young age. The discovery that she was growing facial hair, along with the stress of overwork and [[WhenYouComingHomeDad her father seemingly caring more about her acting career than her]], led her to die of mental shock. After the initial surprise wears off and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Saki]] has had a good laugh over her extremely butch birth name, all of the girls quickly accommodate to the revelation once Lily firmly states that she's always going to be "Lily", while their manager plainly states he knew all along and rebukes the girls for thinking he might kick her off the group because of it. As for her father, he has proven to be largely accepting of her, although he mostly still calls her "Masao", which annoys her greatly.]]
* Kiyoharu from ''Manga/MahouShoujoSite'' is a 13 year old who recently began transitioning. Kids at her school bully her about being trans, which is what prompted the titular website to allow Kiyoharu to become a MagicalGirl. Kiyoharu initially plans on getting revenge on her bullies using her powers, though this element is downplayed later.
* Akira of ''Manga/KanojoNiNaritaiKimiToBoku'' is a trans girl. The story revolves around her starting high school presenting as a girl, and her friends as they learn how to deal with the changes that come with her being out.
* ''Manga/FukakaiNaBokuNoSubeteWo'': Mei and Satori are both trans women and Mogumo is nonbinary. The manga starts with Mogumo dysphoric towards being identified as either male or female. They then join a cafe that helps learn them how to be comfortable being themself.
* When introduced, Yena the Hyena of ''Manga/MurenaseShiitonGakuen'' is proclaiming himself a man's man while being drawn in the LittleBitBeastly style that the series uses ''exclusively'' for female characters instead of the BeastMan style of the males. This isn't him presenting as male, however. A quirk of hyena physiology is that females have an organ that resembles a penis and, until this is pointed out to him, the idea that he could be anything ''but'' male had legitimately never occurred to Yena. This prompts him to briefly try to be more feminine, even adopting female human Hitomi as a role model. When Hitomi's advice is to BeYourself, Yena reasserts himself as male from that point onward. Yena's father and brother are accepting, only lamenting that the frilly clothing they got while Yena was trying to be feminine would go unused now.
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* Alisa Yeoh, a supporting character and Barbara Gordon's roommate in ''[[{{Comicbook/Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'' is a trans woman as revealed in issue 19. Though reported by multiple media outlets as "the first" transgender character in a superhero comic, author Creator/GailSimone has repeatedly stated that this is not the case, as the ''Sandman'' example and others above show.

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* Alisa Yeoh, a supporting character and Barbara Gordon's roommate in ''[[{{Comicbook/Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'' is a trans woman as revealed in issue 19. Though reported by multiple media outlets as "the first" transgender character in a superhero comic, author Creator/GailSimone has repeatedly stated that this is not the case, as the ''Sandman'' example and others above show.



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* Imogen Binnie's ''Nevada'' is renowned for being one of the first novel that focuses on a trans character's life years after they've transitioned. The main character, Maria Griffiths, is a trans woman who, after running into trouble in her personal and professional life, decides to take a road trip to Nevada on a whim.
* Roberta Muldoon in John Irving's ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp''.
** Also, Muldoon hires a transgender friend to housesit for Garp's son after he was in a bad motorcycle accident. The two eventually get married.
* ''Literature/FormAndVoid'' features not just one, but TWO transgender protagonists (makes sense, given that both authors are trans themselves). One of them, Caren, is a trans woman and foul-mouthed mage hunter. The other, Ash, is a stoic trans masculine alchemist. Together, TheyFightCrime
* Michelle Cliff's ''No Telephone to Heaven'' has the trans/genderqueer character Harry/Harriet (also known as H/H), who is AMAB and identifies as a blend of male and female. At the beginning of the novel, s/he has a masculine appearance wears bikinis, puts on feminine make-up, and occasionally dresses in the genderfuck style (for example with both a tuxedo and very campy make-up. HilarityEnsues as this impish black Jamaican character passes for an African man to fool an American tourist, who really thinks he has just met "King Badnigga of Benin!"). Towards the end of the novel, H/H [[spoiler:starts living and presumably identifying as Harriet, a white nurse, which involves double 'passing'. H/H is very aware that even as 'she' is respected as a generous nurse, s/he could literally get lynched for being trans and for passing for white, but makes this choice because a black man couldn't become a nurse]]. This character plays a huge role in the development of the very confused main character Clare Savage, a white-looking middle-class mixed-race Jamaican woman who questions the racist standards of her formerly slave-owning family and might further be bisexual. His/her ability to transcend social binaries and to fool racists and homophobes/transphobes is part of his/her attributes as [[TheTrickster a Trickster]] figure.
* Zoe Marriott's ''Shadows on the Moon'' has [[spoiler:Akira]], a trans woman. When [[spoiler:she became the Shadow Bride]] she should have been killed when this was revealed, but [[spoiler:the prince understood and described her as having a female heart.]]
* David Thomas's ''Girl'' is about Bradley, a macho, working class, rugby playing young man who accidentally goes through sexual reassignment surgery (and simultaneous breast augmentation) through a hospital error. It is actually quite sensitive and sweet, even if it is a bit of a stretch that the (almost stereotypically) blokish Bradley decides to commit himself to becoming a woman so quickly, ending up as a sweet-natured, pretty (thanks to hormones and plastic surgery) and content young woman named Jackie.
* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''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 transgender people -- in the end [[spoiler:Dono prevails]]. And ends up engaged to be married. One assumes Donna was originally bisexual.
** Elsewhere in the Vorkosigan series, it's stated that people who choose to have their brains transferred to younger clones often choose to change sex when they do.
* In Maria V. Snyder's ''Study'' trilogy, it turns out [[spoiler:Commander Ambrose has both a female and male personality within an AFAB body due to magic -- his mother died giving birth to him and her spirit entered his body (and apparently changed his genitalia). The female personality is allowed out whenever the Commander leaves the country, and is officially an ambassador.]]
* Creator/AngelaCarter's ''Literature/ThePassionOfNewEve'' (1977) is a novel about a British man, Evelyn, who is, well, ''castrated by {{Straw Feminist}}s'' and made into "a New Eve". It's a satire on Feminism in general, Freudianism, and all other sorts of things. Also features a Dystopic America in the process of caving in on itself.
* [[http://www.strangehorizons.com/2009/20090302/diana_comet-f.shtml Diana]] [[http://www.strangehorizons.com/2009/20090309/diana_comet-f.shtml Comet]]
* Coydt Van Haaz, the women-hating BigBad of Creator/JackChalker's ''Empires of Flux & Anchor'', turns out to be a trans woman with a very tragic BackStory. [[spoiler:He was castrated and then given an involuntary (and irreversible) GenderBender as a teen. He wants his manhood back and he wants it bad. Since that's not possible he wants to make all women suffer for what happened to him]]. This is very unusual in a 'verse where {{Easy Sex Change}}s are canon.
* In Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' series, sex changes have become so easy and common that anyone who goes through their entire lives as the same sex is considered a little weird, and population control laws have boiled down to "one person, one child."
* In an odd twist, Gurgeh (from ''Literature/ThePlayerOfGames'' by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]) is regarded as being a bit odd because, although changing sex is the norm for most (human) citizens of the Culture, he has never done so. The strong implication is that Gurgeh regards everything as a game and at some level regards being a receptive sexual partner as ''losing''. At the start of the book, it's mentioned that a distinct majority (six in ten?) of his ex-lovers have become, and stayed, [=FtM=].
* Lady Dela from Alison Goodman's fantasy ''Eon: Dragoneye Reborn'' is a played straight and rather awesome version of this trope. The varied views of prejudice and acceptance surrounding her are also interesting, as the people of the Asian-inspired universe of the book seem to regard her either with respect for being a sacred "twin-soul", or a freak because they think she's a man living as a woman.
* ''Literature/{{Luna}}'' by Creator/JulieAnnePeters is about trans girl's teenage sister, Regan, who often has to lend Luna clothes or cover up for her, because their parents do not know.
* ''Literature/{{Parrotfish}}'' by Ellen Wittlinger is about a trans boy, Grady Katz-[=McNair=]. At the beginning of the book, Grady decides he wants to officially come out and change his name from Angela to Grady. The title of the book comes from his nerdy friend, who points out that female parrotfish often change to males.
* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story ''Changes'' concerns the accidental creation of a drug that allows an EasySexChange and the ramifications of said drug on the global society. Gender identities are blurred as the drug takes on a recreational use, and in the end (as with every conflict of generations) it's seen as something ordinary (if mildly dirty) by the young and disgusting by the old.
* David Nobbs's ''Sex and Other Changes'' is about a transgender married couple, both of whom transition in the course of the novel.
* [[spoiler:Anna Madrigal]] from Armistead Maupin's ''Literature/TalesOfTheCity'' and its sequels, along with the television mini-series adaptations.
* A character in Creator/TamoraPierce's book ''Bloodhound'' is a trans woman called Okha/Amber. In that world, it's apparently referred to as being 'tapped in the womb by the Trickster God'.
* ''Literature/TheBonePalace'' by Creator/AmandaDownum has Savedra Severos, the transgender mistress of the Crown Prince, as its second viewpoint character. Transgender people are only marginally accepted in this culture; they have 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. 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.
* One novel about a yuppie Latina in San Francisco working under the mayor's wife features a trans woman as a supporting character. She met her boyfriend in a gay men's dance troupe, meaning the author sadly missed the part about gays and transgender people not being one and the same.
* There's a children's book named ''10000 Dresses'', by Marcus Ewert and Rex Ray, about a young trans girl who wants to wear dresses but isn't accepted by her parents.
* There's a children's book called ''When Kathy is Keith'' by Dr. Wallace Wong, who works with transgender youth. It's about a trans boy named Kathy who no one believes is really a boy.
* 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 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.
* The title character from ''Literature/IAmJ'' by Cris Beam, a Jewish, Puerto Rican, trans boy teenager who is deeply insulted by being called a lesbian, or even by his confused parents calling him "my daughter".
* In Brian Katcher's ''Literature/AlmostPerfect'', the main character meets, and falls in love with [[NewTransferStudent the new girl]], who happens to be a trans girl. He struggles to accept her, and eventually does so, based in part on the author's interviews with young transgender people.
* Isabel Allende's ''Literature/EvaLuna'' has Melecio, an Italian teacher who ever since young identified as a girl, much to the ire of her [[AbusiveParents abusive father.]] Her ''Mamma'' [[OpenMindedParent supports her devotedly]], though, and she get some solace in her {{Inter generational friendship}}s with [[MissKitty La Señora]] and [[PluckyGirl Eva]]. When Eva returns to the capital after spending several years in a small village, she finds out that [[spoiler:after a full-blown BreakTheCutie process (which included politically-based incarceration, rape, torture, illness and many other terrible things), Melecio has begun to openly presents herself as female, is midway through transition, and [[MeaningfulRename has renamed herself as Mimi]].]]
* ''[=F2M=]: The Boy Within'' by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy is about a teenage trans boy named Finn. He's also a part of a punk rock band called "Chronic Cramps".
* [[Creator/HarukiMurakami Murakami's]] ''Literature/KafkaOnTheShore'' has Oshima, a gay trans man.
* Eriko from Banana Yoshimoto's ''Kitchen''. The main character, Mikage Sakurai, stays in her and her son Yuichi's house after the death of the dear grandmother [[RaisedByGrandparents who raised her]].
* ''Literature/WhenItHappensToYou'' features a trans girl named Olivia/Oliver as a major secondary character.
* Revealed to be the case for [[spoiler:The Princess]] in ''Literature/VelveteenVs'' via origin story.
* In the second book of the ''Literature/OutlanderLeander'' series, Valli is a trans man. Notably, he wears dresses and is considered beautiful, but these traits aren't considered feminine in their culture. Valli is accepted as a man without question.
* The comic neo-noir ''Literature/GetBlank'' features Lara Hernandez, a minor but helpful character who is a member of the Golden Dawn and has contacts in law enforcement. Her gender (and expression) isn't a plot point.
* In the German novel ''[[http://www.amazon.de/Gottes-Bodenpersonal-Eine-unwahrscheinliche-Liebesgeschichte-ebook/dp/B00S189Q1C Gottes Bodenpersonal]]'', the sex worker Loreen is violently attacked by a john who discovers her/his penis while he sexually assaults her/him. When not working, Loreen identifies as male and goes by the rather androgynous name "Lauren". Lauren says he feels okay in his male body, but really feels female in Loreen's clothes and make-up. The term "genderfluid" is not used, though. [[spoiler: Later events hint that the trans identity issue was caused by childhood sexual abuse, and Lauren is most comfortable as a gay man.]]
* Though never stated out-right, Veronica from ''Literature/EdenGreen'' is transgender; she transitioned as a teenager, causing some tension with best friend Eden.
* Cam of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' is biologically female, but prefers to be treated as male and can, understandably, get rather agitated when people don't take this seriously. Whether Cam is actually transgender is never really spelled out loud, but the implication is clear. Considering Merik's reaction (he finds it rather odd but decides to roll with it), this doesn't seem very common in the Witchlands.
* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', Meng is non-binary, and always referred to by "they".
* Danny Tozer, the protagonist of the ''Literature/NemesisSeries'', is a transgender superhero. The same series also features the non-binary Kinetiq.
* ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'' has Riley, a trans girl. Her parents threw her out for it, [[spoiler:and it's implied that she made a deal with the Daemon in exchange for a sex change operation, or possibly hormones.]]
* ''George'' by Alex Gino is about a 10 year old closeted trans girl who wants to play Charlotte in her school's play adaptation of ''Literature/CharlottesWeb''.
* ''Lily and Dunkin'' is about a teenage tran girl and a boy with Bipolar Disorder who become friends.
* ''The Other Boy'' by M.G. Hennessey is about a twelve year old boy named Shane who is [[ForcedOutOfTheCloset outed trans by a classmate]].
* ''Gracefully Grayson'' is a ComingOutStory about a twelve year old trans girl.
* ''The Art of being Normal'' is about a closeted fourteen year old trans girl who befriends the new boy at her school.
* ''The Pants Project'' is about a trans boy trying to change his school's dress code policy that requires boys to wear pants and girls to wear skirts.
* ''Symptoms of being Human'' is about a genderfluid teen named Riley who has a blog about being nonbinary. After their blog goes viral, someone at their school connects the blog to them and [[ForcedOutOfTheCloset threatens to out them]].
* Tonkee in ''Literature/TheFifthSeason'' is transgender, which is only presented as an issue when she's living rough for a while and runs out of her hormone medication. In her past as [[spoiler:Binof]], her coming out caused friction with her family due to [[spoiler:it disrupting their plans for her ArrangedMarriage]].
* The novelette ''Cinder Ella'' by S. T. Lynn is a retelling of Cinderella in which the titular character is a trans woman whose stepmother and sisters force her to present as male and use her dead name. The princess meets her in this guise, but has no complaints about her showing up to the ball in a dress and recognizes her immediately.
* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's ''{{Literature/Indexing}}'' series, main character [[GenderBlenderName Henry's]] twin brother appeared to be her twin sister at birth. Being transgender actually prevented them from falling into a Snow White Rose Red narrative, although Henry is still a Snow White.
* In the young adult novel ''Where No One Knows'', main character Kellan, a 16-year-old transgender boy, travels across the country to find a new home after his mother kicks him out--for having psychic powers.
* Creator/AnnLeckie's ''Literature/TheRavenTower'': The protagonist Eolo is a young trans man in a fantasy nation that doesn't legally acknowledge his identity, so he left home and only discusses the topic with a few trusted people. He has mixed feelings about a proposition of a [[GenderBender magical sex change]] and rebuffs the offerer for being intrusive.
-->'''Mawat:''' [The [[PhysicalGod Raven]]] could make it so you could... so you could be who you are.\\
'''Eolo:''' I already am who I am.
* Creator/NnediOkorafor's ''Literature/{{Binti}}'': Haifa cheerfully explains that she's a transgender woman who medically transitioned when she was thirteen. The sci-fi setting has its fair share of human (and alien) prejudice in other areas, but no one bats an eye at this; Binti admires her for having known herself and gotten what she wanted.
* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': In tandem with being hermaphrodites, Hutts are apparently genderfluid, identifying as male most of the time, but female while pregnant and carrying their young in a pouch after birth.
* ''Literature/EarthsChildren'': Though it's not explicit of course, several characters appear to be what we'd now call both transgender or in some cases bigender. Socially they're accepted in their cultures, even considered very attractive, and expected to become shamans. There's mention of one Mamutoi who's biologically male but identifies as a woman so strongly as to experience sympathetic pregnancy, plus dressing in female clothing.
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* ''Webcomic/GravityBreakCataclysm'' Features several transgender character. The protagonist, Emilia, is a trans girl who has used an illegal substance to turn into a catgirl, as an alternative to conventional medical transition. Her girlfriend Erin is also transgender, while supporting characters Minkah and Charon are both non-binary.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'':
** Claire is a trans woman who starts coming out to people in the comic after she joins Marten's circle of friends. She and Marten enter a relationship without any difficulty, although she's occasionally mentioned some TransTribulations in her past: her transition was difficult and didn't leave her the emotional space to date anyone before Marten, and her brother is quite worried for her at first when she comes out.
** Mentioned by Tai the librarian: she had a phase of identifying as a boy, binding her breasts, "wearing lots of Carhartt stuff", etc., but settled as a {{Tomboy}}ish lesbian.
* ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' is all about a trans girl teenager, who, at the beginning of the comic, has recently switched schools as she moves to living as a full-time female. She also has a friend the same age who is a transitioning trans boy too.
* ''Webcomic/SilverBulletNights'' and its spin-offs feature several transgender and genderfluid characters.
** Rachael is an intersex character who largely presents and identifies as female but also occasionally enjoys "letting out her boy side."
** Donovan, one of the main characters, is both a transman and werecat.
* ''Webcomic/GroovyKinda'' Reade Turner, formerly Reed Turner, is a sarcastic used bookstore owner and mother of teenagers Tristan and Iseult.
* One of the lead characters in ''Closetspace'' is a transgender woman, who struggled with the decision of whether to undergo SRS, later she has the surgery and retains her female identity. The other lead is also transgender, just starting her life as a woman.
* The main subject of ''Webcomic/TransGirlDiaries'' as it involves a main cast of transgender characters. Also its fan sequel to ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'', "This is Your Life."
* In Jennifer Diane Reitz' series ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'', Wai Wai Ngo is eventually revealed to be a transgender man. This is a serious issue, as gender deviation is punished by death in the society of the time, and furthermore, this is discovered at a point AfterTheEnd when [[DeusSexMachina everyone is obligated to have children]] due to the small surviving gene pool. In the AlternateUniverse series ''Webcomic/ToSaveHer'', we see a younger Wai struggling to get his father to recognize him as male; later, during their travels, he is given sex-reassignment surgery to become fully male (the medical science in the Splay they went to being highly advanced).
* ''[[http://nxsinxmcosxoxsq.livejournal.com/ Katie Lynne Sapphe: The Webcomic]]'' is a very irregularly updated [[JournalComic Diary Comic]] by a transgender woman going through transition as a college student.
* Tom and Charlie from ''Webcomic/KhaosKomix'', Tom being a trans man and Charlie being a trans woman. The author also identifies as "Trans". They became friends in high school [[spoiler:but were severely bullied to the point where a group of kids beat Charlie up, [[AttemptedRape wanted to rape]] Tom,]] and forced their families to move out of the town. Current time they're two college students whose arcs revolve around their boyfriends.
* Natani of ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' is a particularly convoluted case. They started out as a tomboyish girl who [[WholesomeCrossdresser dressed up as and pretended to be a boy]] so they could stay with their elder brother Zen, the last surviving member of their family, when he joined the incredibly misogynistic assassin's guild of their people, who would have executed the both of them if they found out they were AFAB. At some point, they understandably began idly wishing they were male, since it'd be so much less of a hassle. Then they flubbed an assassination attempt and they got hit with a BlackMagic spell that destroyed parts of their soul, requiring their brother to let them use his to "fill in the gaps". A side effect of this MentalFusion was a severe shakeup in identity, and so he came to see himself as a guy trapped in the body of a girl, with no small amount of self-loathing. During the events of the comic, their mental link to Zen is stifled, which provides the opportunity for a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind in which they confront their original self from before the soul-splitting. This alternate Natani calls the present Natani out on how some of their beliefs about themself are misguided, and even misogynistic, and whilst it is emphasized that Natani can't be "changed back" and that their mind will never completely heal its many fractures, this does lead to some mental healing. After this event, Natani is more of a gender-fluid character that perhaps closest aligns to TheLadette in nature; a female body, a strongly masculine mentality/personality, and a comfortable acceptance of both parts in themself. Further complicating the matter, during the JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind, the Past Natani suggests that they were always a little gender-fluid. Their exact words being "I didn't mind being a girl, but... I liked being seen as a boy".
* Minor character Riley from ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' is intersex, which has caused [[http://www.errantstory.com/2006-11-15/586 chaos]] at least once.
* The titular Pandora from ''Webcomic/PandorasTale'' is a transgirl, as is a good chunk of the cast. Being trans is a general theme of the work.
* While Ash from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is a GenderBender, much of his struggles [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything closely resemble]] those of a trans boy, such as his angst of being seen as a woman and the frustration over being trapped in the "wrong" body.
* [[http://mylifeinblue.comicgenesis.com/d/20020302.html Marius]] from ''Webcomic/MyLifeInBlue''.
* While Dr Pegasus in ''Webcomic/UmlautHouse'' is a fairly typical GenderBender in the current stories, there have been a few hints that she had to deal with the problems typical of a RealLife transgender before that.
* [[spoiler:Emerald, formerly Richard]] in ''5ideways''.
* WordOfGod is that [[spoiler:Chelsie Warner]] of ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' identifies as female, but since [[spoiler:she's ten years old and, going by her behaviour, suffering from a LOT of sex-related issues]] it's unclear in the comic. The WhereAreTheyNow epilogue shows [[spoiler:her at the age of eighteen, fully transitioned and apparently recovering from her traumatic childhood.]]
* Molly Ricketts in ''Webcomic/{{Witchprickers}}''' ''[[http://buxompiratewench.comicgenesis.com Rule, Britannia]]'' is transgender. Although it's said early on that none of the other characters are sure whether he's a trans woman or a trans man, he's later [[http://buxompiratewench.comicgenesis.com/d/20090615.html revealed to be a trans man]].
* The minor character Aubrey in ''Webcomic/BoyMeetsBoy'' is a pre-op trans man.
* A transgender character receives a surprisingly sympathetic treatment in ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'', a comic which normally plays its [[GenderBender gender benders]] for laughs, when one of a group of gender-bent priests is shown to view it less as a curse and more as a liberation, and her backstory clearly describes someone who entered the priesthood primarily because she was unhappy with her birth gender.
* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}'' is the title character of a slice-of-life {{dramedy}} webcomic that tells the story of a young transgender girl who is just starting out her senior year of high school and hoping to fit in and find her way as a woman.
** Rudy likes to crossdress, and enjoys being identified as a woman named Ruby when he does so but is explicitly [[http://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/832/ not trans]].
** [[spoiler: Collette]] [[http://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/1063 comes to the realization]] that they're trans.
** Kylie is technically trigender due to [[http://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/566/ switching among identifying as male, female and non-binary]] and feeling dysphoric when they can't match their clothing to their identity.
** [[spoiler: Anastacia]] is [[http://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/920 technically trans]] but [[http://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/921 considers herself cisgender for all intents and purposes]].
** [[spoiler:Jessica and Vincent]] are both trans who transitioned well before the story started.
* ''Webcomic/TheDragonQueen'' features the eponymous hero, the city's "first and only transvestite super-hero" who was born Bradley Bartlett but currently dresses female, identifies as Brandywine Bartlett, and has the people around her use female pronouns.
* In ''Webcomic/TalesOfAGayAsian'', there is a trans woman sengchou who has stubble and gets further surgery to look like Lady Gaga.
* In ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'', there are plenty of {{Gender Bender}}s, but one actual trans man does show up in Mori's backstory chapter. In a setting where magic can easily change your gender, this might not seem to be a big issue, but Lem came from a country where magic was strongly discouraged. Worse, Lem was self-medicating with cheap, temporary GenderBender potions that had a toxic after-effect, and he nearly died from it.
* Z from the SliceOfLife JournalComic ''[[http://healthymultiplicity.com/Zyfron/Gemini/ Gemini]]''. An interesting case, as [[SplitPersonality her body is not just her own]]; she shares it with a cis man.
* Casually mentioned in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''; the "alterist" (magical plastic surgeon/fertility doctor) Dominic and Luna go to see gives herself as an example of the non-MadScientist applications of alterist magic when Dominic gets freaked out. She looks entirely like an average biological woman (even allowing for the OnlySixFaces artstyle), her status doesn't matter to the story, and the situation isn't played for either laughs or angst.
* The protagonist of ''Webcomic/WhatsNormalAnyway'' is a trans man, and the webcomic mainly revolves around gags related to him. It begins to have more continuity as it goes on, with him dealing with his transition and dating another trans man.
* The now defunct ''[[http://www.transe-generation.com/default.php Trane-generation]]'' comic was a bunch of gag comics revolving around transgender issues, mainly those of trans men.
* ''[[http://mrnormal.com/ Mr. Normal]]'' is a CringeComedy webcomic about a closeted trans woman trying to not be one. She acts very transphobic to cover up her feelings and overcompensates being masculine.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Greg}}'', Greg is hit on by the same transgender person in multiple strips despite his unwillingness to engage.
* ''Webcomic/KarabearComicsUnlimited'' debuted Eiderdown, a trans woman superhero, in issue 3.
* ''Webcomic/{{Unity}}'':
** Main character Juni Melrose identifies as neutrois (although their neural clone Zero seems to identify as more feminine, or uses feminine pronouns at least, and also [[spoiler:refers to Juni retroactively as female]]). Juni also seems to get into relationships with other genderqueer characters, such as [[spoiler:Sam Roarke]]. Later, Tanya Harris implies a potential neutrois identification.
** [[spoiler:Alda Henning]] in the Breeder sub-story
** In Blackout, Min is implied to be female-identified but has a male's spurs
* ''Webcomic/ThePrincess'' revolves around a young trans girl named Sarah. Compared to the others it has a considerably lighter tone, being [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids almost]] like a children's comic. There are other trans characters that pop up, including an older trans boy Sarah likes and Sarah's best friend eventually being revealed as nonbinary.
* Early on in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', Red Mage was shown to have various gender identity issues. Later subverted [[spoiler: when it was revealed that he wasn't transgender at all, but that Thief had simply been playing headgames with him to make him think he was, for no apparent reason other than Thief's amusement at the emotional distress this caused him.]]
* ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic'' featured Freddy, a woman with a penis and a male name whom the author referred to as "s/he": "I feel s/he transcends all normal concepts of gender. S/he's not gender dysphoric, s/he's gender euphoric."
* Senna in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' is or appears to be a Brazilian trans woman with a female figure so attractive that she has a job as an international lingerie model, but also with a fully functional penis, along with a highly active sex drive. The comic's cast page flags her as bisexual, but her main interest seems to be seducing attractive men; she's engaged in an extended game of CorruptTheCutie with the naive Gary. Exact details of her condition are unclear; when asked, the writers admitted that [[http://www.pixietrixcomix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15&hilit=senna&start=1725#p420931 they're keeping their options open]] regarding her history, status and future plans for treatment, but for now, [[http://www.pixietrixcomix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15&p=399787#p399787 she likes being the way she is]]. She mostly seems to be a joke about one or two real-world trans fashion models who've come out of Brazil, while also serving as a source of jokes about Gary's naivety.
* Bedivere in the modern and space arcs of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' following two successive {{Retcon}}s to the original female version. (The first used a series of NoFourthWall strips to establish he was now male but still in a relationship with Kay so the strip had a main gay couple; the second was that the earlier strips where he was physically female were still in continuity.)
* Ultra-Car from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' is an odd example. As the name suggests, Ultra-Car starts as a super-powered robot car whom everyone addresses as male. However, eventually "he" wants to be a girl instead, and has Joe and Rachel build a FemBot body to transfer into. Given these circumstances, she actually refers to herself as a "transchassis woman."
* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'':
** Jocelyne Brown, Joyce's older brother. At the time of the comic she seems to only use her preferred name in her writing and is not out to her parents.
** Carla is a transgender woman, first according to WordOfGod and later confirmed. She's the human counterpart of Ultra-Car from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', above.
* Pheia Tessier is ''Webcomic/{{Holystone}}'' is the setting's equivalent of a trans woman. The spoken language [[WordOfGod has been stated]] to have gendered dialects, so her gender identity is treated as a non-issue by the rest of the cast.
* ''Calogrenant'' by Gillian Cameron centers on a trans female Knight of the Round Table.
* ''Validation'' by Christian Beranek is a slice of life comic about a transgender girl named Ally.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** Tedd is genderfluid (and likely specifically bigender). He[[note]][[http://egscomics.com/comic/qa8-03 male pronouns are his preference]] when his sex is unknown[[/note]] didn't find this out [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1896 until Grace told him that being genderfluid was a thing.]]
-->'''Grace:''' You're just...I think it's genderfluid? I'm ''pretty'' sure that applies to you...\\
'''Tedd:''' I'm--that's a thing? There's a name for it?
** Apparently, Grace learned about transgender people from a [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1906 trans guy comic store patron]]. Said guy, Sam, went on a not-exactly-a-date with Sarah [[spoiler: and soon after [[http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-28 discovered]] he had been given a GenderBender spell]].
** If Tedd's [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1550 talk with a]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext space whale]] and the [[spoiler:spell he [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1941 cast]]]] is any indication, in the EGS 'verse non-cisgender identity stems from having a soul that's not the same gender/sex as your body. In Tedd's case, it looks like his soul switches from male to female occasionally.
** Arguably, Vladia is a trans woman though she [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2004-06-18 doesn't think of it that way]] instead thinking of herself as never having been a "man" in her life. As far as she's concerned, she was merely a nominally male monster named Vlad before becoming a human woman (emphasis on "human") and wants to stay that way.
** [[spoiler: Magus]] is [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2018-03-30 revealed]] to be a trans man [[spoiler: (whose home universe is a place where transitioning is [[EasySexChange easy]] and broadly accepted)]] and believes Ellen is too. [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2017-05-10 She's not]] but given her history as an OppositeSexClone with Elliot's memories it's [[http://egscomics.com/comic/sister3-296 not an unreasonable conclusion to reach]].
** In a sense, Ellen ''is'' a trans ''woman'' though, given that she remembers growing up male as Elliot and identifies only as female. On the other hand, she also has a set of memories starting from the time of birth of another female version of herself which makes her [[AmbiguousGenderIdentity identity very confusing]], even [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2011-09-16 to herself]] sometimes.
** Elliot himself[[note]][[http://egscomics.com/comic/qa8-03 currently male pronouns are his preference]] regardless of his sex[[/note]] is likely bigender since he [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2017-05-12 never feels dysphoria]] as a girl ''or'' as a boy.
** If [[http://egscomics.com/egsnp/2016-03-04 these]] [[http://egscomics.com/egsnp/2016-03-07 three]] [[http://egscomics.com/egsnp/2016-03-09 strips]] are any indication, Grace may be polygender (experiencing multiple gender identities), since she's comfortable transforming into forms that have any biological sex (including intersex) and exhibit any gender expression.
** There is also the minor character [[http://egscomics.com/egsnp/2017-02-27 Felix]] who, [[http://egscomics.com/egsnp/2017-03-03 as Pandora notes]], is less into transformation and more just a trans woman.
* ''[[http://gqutiecomics.com/ Gqutie]]'' has protagonist Ronnie, who is genderqueer, and their transgender partner, along with other trans characters.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Superego}}'', one of the main characters, [[spoiler: Sam]], is a trans man.
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', one of the Disaster Masters is a trans woman, as confirmed by WordOfGod. With the change in gender also came a change in name (Thornmaster --> Rosemaster); she's not particularly pleased that the legends still refer to her by her old title and pronoun.
* The two main characters of ''Webcomic/BetweenTheLines'' are teenage trans girls. Shay [[ClosetKey coaxes]] the reluctant protagonist to start dressing how she wants and go out as a girl despite her parents wishes. There's also Nikki, a RichBitch who ironically used to bully Shay for being effeminate. Shay finds it amusing the transphobic bully was also secretly transgender.
* [[spoiler:"[[InseriesNickname Mool Byung]]"]], one of Yang Jooha's friends who dropped out of high school in ''Webcomic/WelcomeToRoom305''. They meet years later but he tries to avoid her at first but eventually they reconcile. One of their two other school friends didn't react as positive when she finds out though.
* [[http://nonadventures.com/2015/10/24/the-blast-supper/ This]] ''WebComic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' strip reveals that [[spoiler: ''Jesus'']] considers himself this: [[spoiler: since he was the result of a virgin birth, he doesn't have a Y-chromosome, but identifies as male.]]
* {{Webcomic/Tales Of The Galli}} All the Galli are Gender Variant males who have undergone ritual castration for religious purposes. Thereafter some adopt feminine names and dress, while others don't.
* In ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'', Ghoul is a trans man. Not a lot of attention is drawn to the fact (except a bit of [[http://autumnbayextra.thecomicseries.com/comics/113/ fanart displayed on the Transgender Day of Remembrance]]), but an [[http://autumnbaycomics.com/comics/24/ introspective flashback shows a shadowy feminine figure]].
* In ''Webcomic/PragueRace'', [[spoiler:Miko]] is transgender and has a relatively subtle reveal. Besides a handful of hints at the start of the series (some hints of concerns about his body shape and a character noting he has a "girly" scream), the scene in which he [[spoiler:is being turned into a werewolf for the first time]] shows his chest binder being cut off as the rest of his clothes rip off. It's confirmed not long after that this is the case when he [[spoiler:refuses to take human form again until he has another binder.]]
* About half the cast of the webcomic {{Webcomic/Jenny Haniver}}; most notably Jordan (starting at about 2/3 of the way through the comic), Charlie, Welsie, Orion, and Tweety (starting shortly after Jordan comes out as nonbinary).
* ''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.
* The main character of ''Webcomic/GoodbyeToHalos'', Fenic, is a transgender girl with latent magical powers who's trapped in another world. There's also Jessica the bear bandit, who is nonbinary, and Leo, who considers himself "some kind of genderqueer" per WordOfGod.
* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' has Juniper (agender, they/them pronouns) and Delphinium (trans woman).
* 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.
* In [[http://www.thewretchedonescomic.coom The Wretched Ones]], Charlie is revealed to be a trans man, and Sparkes is described as being genderqueer.
* In ''Webcomic/SisterClaire'', Sister Oscar is a trans woman, and was raised by another trans woman, Sabine, who understood Oscar's gender identity issues and allowed her to present as a girl from a young age. The comic also has Magpie, who's genderqueer (and implied to have been assigned female at birth) but who uses magic to switch between physically male and female forms at will but typically presents as a male.
* In ''Webcomic/TheRockCocks'', Dakota is heavily implied to be a trans man (for example, he is shown wearing a binder). [[http://tissueboxcomics.tumblr.com/post/158176850247 And the authors have confirmed this.]]
* The human kids in ''Webcomic/NeoKosmos'' are raised by a OneGenderRace of aliens, so most of them end up being agender and using neutral pronouns for themselves, since they have little interest in the concept of gender. Iris is an exception, being what we would consider a trans girl.
* Ember in ''Webcomic/{{Blindsprings}}'' is [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-annotation-sixteen Duine,]] a term in their world for non-binary gender.
* ''Webcomic/NeverSatisfied'' has protagonist Lucy, fellow apprentice Tetsu, and one of the beggar kids, all of whom use they/them and are nonbinary.
** The same comic has other transgender characters in the form of Ana, Broom Girl, and Su-Yeong as trans women and Franco Vasillia as a trans man.
* ''Webcomic/{{Monsterkind}}'' has Louise, who is later revealed by WordOfGod to be non-binary, and preferring they/them pronouns.
* Norn from ''Webcomic/DemonStreet'' is non-binary. Norn isn't their birth name, but a name they chose for themself.
* The Alchemist from ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'' is referred to with "they". WordOfGod is they're non-binary.
* ''Webcomic/SharpZero'' has non-binary superheroes, like Grasshopper, who is genderfluid, and Deathwish, who is agender.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pilot}}'', since it's the future, people are a lot more mindful of non-binary gender identities. To combat ambiguity, the people of the future came up with a solution: Colored arm bands, which easily convey one's preferred pronouns so nobody gets confused. Going without an armband is perfectly legal, though you'd risk being accidentally misgendered.
* In ''Webcomic/RockAndRiot'', Ace is agender, and their gang, The Bandits, are all non-binary and use "they", aside from Skip.
* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', Dee and Dum Vena identify as "they", and are both canonically nonbinary.
* Ivo Keys from ''Webcomic/{{Shaderunners}}'' is bigender.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'', side character RJ, member of the bully squad, is nonbinary and goes by "they/them" pronouns. They were introduced to the concept by going to a rock concert with edutaining lyrics and a magazine thrown into the audience.
* The main character in ''Webcomic/TheHazardsOfLove'' is non-binary. Word of God is that if they knew the terms for it, they would identify as an "agender butch."
* In ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'', a little girl Undine is protecting talks about how a cousin of hers recently got the dream that bestows {{Magical Girl}}s with their powers. The girl says that it was a surprise because "we still thought she was a boy." In the author notes [[http://www.sleeplessdomain.com/comic/chapter-9-page-17 for that same comic]], the author confirms that trans magical girls are a thing that can happen as, in the setting of the comic, ''any'' girl can become a magical girl. She also states that, no, she will not be [[GenderBender fielding any questions on the physicality of it]] and she's not prepared to go into non-binary magical girls because that is too complex an issue for her to tackle without feeling like she isn't dictating to others about it. A comic soon after confirms the little girl's cousin is a recurring character, Zoe.
* ''Webcomic/CrowCillers:''
** Something like a third of the cast of is trans girls. There's [[ShrinkingViolet meek]] {{Juggalo}} Doris, artsy sisters [[TheStoner Jamie]] and [[TheShutIn Chel]], former [[TheMoralSubstitute inspirational pop star]] turned cultbuster Mintchip, brooding psychic Embry, [[FakeBand lo-fi electronica duo]] Sour Gummy, and troubled tween edgelord Paisley, as well as [[NaiveEverygirl As Told by Crittler]] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Meowth]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin In A Dress]] and friends from the [[ShowWithinAShow subcomics]].
** The eponymous depressed crossdresser from Cate's earlier comic ''Asscastle'' is confirmed to be trans in a cameo in Season 2.
* In ''Webcomic/DearChildren'', there are numerous clues that a particular one of the protagonists is a transgirl, though it has not yet been explicitly stated.
* Lollipup, one of the title characters from ''Webcomic/LemonheadAndLollipup'' [[http://lemonheadandlollipup.tumblr.com/post/174862041285/ive-had-the-idea-for-this-comic-for-a-while-now is a trans girl.]]
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': 82 White Chain Born in Emptiness Returns to Subdue Evil. As an angel, they are a bit of a strange example. Angels are naturally sexless, and consider gender to be just one of the many stupid things humans do. White Chain confesses to feeling "a bit feminine," which is treated as a sign that their time among humanity is corrupting and weakening them. Angels default to male nouns and pronouns, such as referring to each other as "brother" for the sake of convenience, and White Chain lampshades the DoubleStandard.
* ''Webcomic/AlmightyProtectors'' has Flame Thrower and Mineral, a trans woman and trans man respectively.
* ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'': Eliza Swift is a trans woman pharmacist and AmateurSleuth in 19[[superscript:th]]-Century AlternateHistory England. It's only addressed when her childhood friend reminds his father of her new name, and later when she lends some of her pre-transition clothes to a man and bluntly tells him not to ask why she has them.
* [[spoiler:Starlet Pony]] of ''Webcomic/ApricotCookies'' is revealed in chapter 4 to be biologically male, and transforms using a rare card in his deck.
* Space Dredd, a multi-armed assassin with dark magical powers, of ''WebComic/ValAndIsaac'' is revealed to be a trans woman in one comic. A later one even notes that she's protected from IKnowYourTrueName style curses, because [[SupernaturallyValidatedTransPerson her true name isn't on her birth certificate]], so only she and her parents know it.
* ''Webcomic/OnASunbeam'' features Elliot, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.
* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': One BurgerFool side character's childhood TransTribulations left her deeply jaded about even the ''idea'' of mothers and utterly {{apathetic|Citizens}} to [[spoiler:the ZombieApocalypse consuming Earth]] after she traveled further into TheMultiverse. She considers taking her mother's name out of spite but, after Fern addresses her as "Miss", uses that as a name instead.
* ''Webcomic/TrippingOverYou'': Liam's acquaintance Matt transitions sometime between Liam leaving law school and Matt starting a legal apprenticeship with Liam's father Eli. To Liam's pleasant surprise, Eli is supportive of Matt, and Matt enjoys the autonomy and control over their transition that the extra income provides.
* In ''Webcomic/AerialMagic'', trans people are called "self named". Josette is a trans woman and mentions picking out her own name.
* ''Webcomic/MagicalBoy'' is a comedy about a trans man named Max who has to deal with MagicalGirl powers.
* ''Webcomic/ShootAround'':
** Chau from the ZombieApocalypse comic ''Webcomic/ShootAround'' is a trans girl.
** [[spoiler:Hotaru's brother Takao]] is a trans man.
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* In ''Webcomic/AerialMagic'', trans people are called "self named". Josette is a trans woman and mentions picking out her own name.
* ''Webcomic/MagicalBoy'' is a comedy about a trans man named Max who has to deal with MagicalGirl powers.
* ''Webcomic/ShootAround'':
** Chau from the ZombieApocalypse comic ''Webcomic/ShootAround'' is a trans girl.
** [[spoiler:Hotaru's brother Takao]] is a trans man.


* ComicBook/BlackCanary in ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' is a trans woman. She mentions how she came out young and that her mother was supportive of her.



* Sir Ystin from ''Comicbook/DemonKnights'' has a nonbinary gender identity, as she explains to Exoristos.
-->I was born this way. I've kept saying, whenever anyone asks. I'm not just a man or a woman. I'm ''both''.



* [[GadgeteerGenius Jo]] from ''ComicBook/{{Lumberjanes}}'' is a trans lesbian. Notable since she's a main character and this doesn't actually come out until volume 7 or 8 of the series when she's talking to a non-binary character who wants to joing the Lumberjanes' all-girl summer camp.
* ''ComicBook/ThePrinceAndTheDressmaker'' has Prince Sebastian, who likes to dress up in beautiful dresses but he's isn't just a cross-dresser. When discussing his gender, he says that some days his assigned gender at birth feels right but other days he feels "like a princess."



* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor & Loki]]'', Loki uses VoluntaryShapeshifting to [[GenderBender alternate between male and female forms]]. Odin eventually refers to Loki as "My child who is both [my son and my daughter]".
* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'': Arcee was revealed to originally have been a genderless Transformer who was forcibly turned female against her will. Later {{revision}}s, however, tweaked this. Arcee consented to the changes and had wanted them. She went berserk not because of the trauma of the operation itself but due to the lack of aftercare.




* Sir Ystin from ''Comicbook/DemonKnights'' has a nonbinary gender identity, as she explains to Exoristos.
-->I was born this way. I've kept saying, whenever anyone asks. I'm not just a man or a woman. I'm ''both''.
* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor & Loki]]'', Loki uses VoluntaryShapeshifting to [[GenderBender alternate between male and female forms]]. Odin eventually refers to Loki as "My child who is both [my son and my daughter]".
* ComicBook/BlackCanary in ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' is a trans woman. She mentions how she came out young and her mother was supportive of her.
* [[GadgeteerGenius Jo]] from ''ComicBook/{{Lumberjanes}}'' is a trans lesbian. Notable since she's a main character and this doesn't actually come out until volume 7 or 8 of the series when she's talking to a non-binary character who wants to joing the Lumberjanes' all-girl summer camp.
* ''ComicBook/ThePrinceAndTheDressmaker'' has Prince Sebastian, who likes to dress up in beautiful dresses but he's isn't just a cross-dresser. When discussing his gender, he says that some days his assigned gender at birth feels right but other days he feels "like a princess."
* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'': Arcee was revealed to originally have been a genderless Transformer who was forcibly turned female against her will. Later {{revision}}s, however, tweaked this. Arcee consented to the changes and had wanted them. She went berserk not because of the trauma of the operation itself but due to the lack of aftercare.


* In "A Game of You", a StoryArc in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', the protagonist, Barbie, is friends with a trans woman named Wanda. [[spoiler:When Wanda dies, she shows up with Death with a female form.]]
-->'''Neighbor:''' Wanda? You've got a... thingie.\\
'''Wanda:''' Don't you know it's rude to point out a lady's shortcomings?
* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', trans men are widely accepted in the post-{{Gendercide}} world as a way of avoiding SitSexuality (except by the man-hating Daughters of the Amazon who are likely to kill them on sight). The eponymous protagonist is often mistaken for one at first glance, due to [[LastOfHisKind his situation]]. Presumably transgender women died when the men died because the virus specifically affected the Y chromosome, but this isn't explicitly stated.

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* In "A Game of You", Alisa Yeoh, a StoryArc supporting character and Barbara Gordon's roommate in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', the protagonist, Barbie, ''[[{{Comicbook/Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'' is friends with a trans woman named Wanda. [[spoiler:When Wanda dies, she shows up with Death with a female form.]]
-->'''Neighbor:''' Wanda? You've got a... thingie.\\
'''Wanda:''' Don't you know it's rude to point out a lady's shortcomings?
* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', trans men are widely accepted
as revealed in the post-{{Gendercide}} world issue 19. Though reported by multiple media outlets as a way of avoiding SitSexuality (except by the man-hating Daughters of the Amazon who are likely to kill them on sight). The eponymous protagonist is often mistaken for one at first glance, due to [[LastOfHisKind his situation]]. Presumably "the first" transgender women died character in a superhero comic, author Creator/GailSimone has repeatedly stated that this is not the case, as the ''Sandman'' example and others above show.
* The ''Highland Laddie'' arc of ''Comicbook/TheBoys'' had a secondary character known as Big Bobby, first met in a pub wearing heels, a frock, makeup and a wig, the 6+ foot BigGuy self-identifies as a lesbian, although she was pre-op at the time. The storyline sees her emasculated by a fat psychotic lady with a pair of hedgeclippers. Bobby takes this in stride, and asks the doctors not to sew the severed genitalia back on, but to treat it as the first stage in gender-reassignment surgery. Played very sympathetically, with nary a joke in sight (initial surprise on the part of Wee Hughie, who hadn't seen Bobby for several years; Bobby is referred to by male pronouns, although not
when present. There is one genital mutilation gag near the men died because end).
* Marisa Rahm,
the virus specifically affected lead character of Creator/MilestoneComics' ''Deathwish'' miniseries, is a realistically-portrayed trans woman police detective. The series was written by Creator/MaddieBlaustein (better known as the Y chromosome, but this isn't explicitly stated.voice of Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''[[note]]Dat's right![[/note]]), who was transgender herself.



* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'':
** Alison Bechdel's ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' started by introducing trans woman character named Jillian who hung out for a few strips.
** A trans man character named Jerry was introduced; Lois developed a crush on him, which later moved on to a fairly durable friendship.
** Jasmine's child Jonas became more and more insistent about identifying as a girl, and eventually started living full-time, taking hormones, and identifying as Janis, with Lois's support.



* Alison Bechdel's ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' started by introducing trans woman character named Jillian who hung out for a few strips. Later, a trans man character named Jerry was introduced; Lois developed a crush on him, which later moved on to a fairly durable friendship. Finally, Jasmine's child Jonas became more and more insistent about identifying as a girl, and eventually started living full-time, taking hormones, and identifying as Janis, with Lois's support.



* Marisa Rahm, the lead character of Creator/MilestoneComics' ''Deathwish'' miniseries, is a realistically-portrayed trans woman police detective. The series was written by Creator/MaddieBlaustein (better known as the voice of Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''[[note]]Dat's right![[/note]]), who was transgender herself.
* The ''Highland Laddie'' arc of ''Comicbook/TheBoys'' had a secondary character known as Big Bobby, first met in a pub wearing heels, a frock, makeup and a wig, the 6+ foot BigGuy self-identifies as a lesbian, although she was pre-op at the time. The storyline sees her emasculated by a fat psychotic lady with a pair of hedgeclippers. Bobby takes this in stride, and asks the doctors not to sew the severed genitalia back on, but to treat it as the first stage in gender-reassignment surgery. Played very sympathetically, with nary a joke in sight (initial surprise on the part of Wee Hughie, who hadn't seen Bobby for several years; Bobby is referred to by male pronouns, although not when present. There is one genital mutilation gag near the end).
* Alisa Yeoh, a supporting character and Barbara Gordon's roommate in ''[[{{Comicbook/Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'' is a trans woman as revealed in issue 19. Though reported by multiple media outlets as "the first" transgender character in a superhero comic, author Creator/GailSimone has repeatedly stated that this is not the case, as the ''Sandman'' example and others above show.

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* Marisa Rahm, the lead character of Creator/MilestoneComics' ''Deathwish'' miniseries, Blaze, a [[CanonForeigner comic original character]], from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is a realistically-portrayed trans woman police detective. The series was written by Creator/MaddieBlaustein (better known as the voice of Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''[[note]]Dat's right![[/note]]), who was transgender herself.
* The ''Highland Laddie'' arc of ''Comicbook/TheBoys'' had
woman. She's a secondary character known as Big Bobby, first met in a pub wearing heels, a frock, makeup musician and a wig, the 6+ foot BigGuy self-identifies huge fan of The Misfits, which results in her [[spoiler:becoming an {{Ascended Fan|boy}}girl after Pizzazz's larynx is injured and she's hired as a lesbian, although she was pre-op at temporary lead singer.]] She's also Clash's, The Misfits' resident {{groupie}}, girlfriend.
* In "A Game of You", a StoryArc in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'',
the time. The storyline sees her emasculated by a fat psychotic lady protagonist, Barbie, is friends with a pair of hedgeclippers. Bobby takes this in stride, and asks the doctors not to sew the severed genitalia back on, but to treat it as the first stage in gender-reassignment surgery. Played very sympathetically, with nary a joke in sight (initial surprise on the part of Wee Hughie, who hadn't seen Bobby for several years; Bobby is referred to by male pronouns, although not when present. There is one genital mutilation gag near the end).
* Alisa Yeoh, a supporting character and Barbara Gordon's roommate in ''[[{{Comicbook/Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'' is
a trans woman named Wanda. [[spoiler:When Wanda dies, she shows up with Death with a female form.]]
-->'''Neighbor:''' Wanda? You've got a... thingie.\\
'''Wanda:''' Don't you know it's rude to point out a lady's shortcomings?
* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', trans men are widely accepted in the post-{{Gendercide}} world
as revealed in issue 19. Though reported a way of avoiding SitSexuality (except by multiple media outlets as "the first" the man-hating Daughters of the Amazon who are likely to kill them on sight). The eponymous protagonist is often mistaken for one at first glance, due to [[LastOfHisKind his situation]]. Presumably transgender character in a superhero comic, author Creator/GailSimone has repeatedly stated that women died when the men died because the virus specifically affected the Y chromosome, but this is not the case, as the ''Sandman'' example and others above show.isn't explicitly stated.



* Blaze, a [[CanonForeigner new comic-exclusive character]], from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is a trans woman. She's a musician and a huge fan of The Misfits, which results in her [[spoiler:becoming an {{Ascended Fan|boy}}girl after Pizzazz's larynx is injured and she's hired as a temporary lead singer.]] She's also Clash's, The Misfits' resident {{groupie}}, girlfriend.

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* The titular Pandora from ''Webcomic/PandorasTale'' is a transgirl, as is a good chunk of the cast. Being trans is a general theme of the work.


** In one episode, the VictimOfTheWeek, Cheryl (played by [[Series/TheLWord Kate Moennig]]), is on trial for beating a man to death. As the investigation continues, it's discovered that she is a pre-op transgender woman, and she acted in self defense. Long story short, she was put in a men's prison, and after her trial, [[spoiler: she is gang-raped]].

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** In one episode, the VictimOfTheWeek, Cheryl (played by [[Series/TheLWord Kate Moennig]]), is on trial for beating a man to death. As the investigation continues, it's discovered that she is a pre-op transgender woman, and she acted in self defense.self-defense. Long story short, she was put in a men's prison, and after her trial, [[spoiler: she is gang-raped]].



** 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 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.]]
** A 2015 episode was about a transgender teenager who was mocked by other teens and was accidentally thrown off a bridge. [[spoiler:She survived the injuries however suddenly died due to them later.]] The episode dealt with whether it was a hate crime or not.
** A 2016 episode billed as a VerySpecialEpisode involved a trans woman who was raped and beaten in a bathroom. The investigators had to find out whether it counted as a hate crime or not. It turns out to be [[spoiler:music related]] as her boyfriend, who she is in a SecretRelationship with due to fears of being seen as gay, is a rapper. [[spoiler:When she dies her boyfriend murders the man who killed her and ends up going to jail due to refusing to reveal his romance in court.]]

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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 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. This was based on a true story (sadly, it ended tragically, since he later killed himself).]]
** A 2015 episode was about a transgender teenager who was mocked by other teens and was accidentally thrown off a bridge. [[spoiler:She survived the injuries however but suddenly died due to them later.]] The episode dealt with whether it was a hate crime or not.
** A 2016 episode billed as a VerySpecialEpisode involved a trans woman who was raped and beaten in a bathroom. The investigators had to find out whether it counted as a hate crime or not. It turns out to be [[spoiler:music related]] as her boyfriend, who she is in a SecretRelationship with due to fears of being seen as gay, is a rapper. [[spoiler:When she dies her boyfriend murders the man who killed her and ends up going to jail due to refusing to reveal his romance in court.]]



** The earlier episode "[[spoiler:Danieka]]" focused on a trans woman in the 70s that [[spoiler:is DrivenToSuicide when her boyfriend's father forced them to break up.]]

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** The earlier episode "[[spoiler:Danieka]]" focused on a trans woman in the 70s that who [[spoiler:is DrivenToSuicide when her boyfriend's father forced them to break up.]]


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** "Trials and Tribulations" introduces TC, a friend of Jules who appears to be either a trans man or non-binary.


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. When a {{shapeshift|ing}} causes characters to get transformed into another sex though, it's [[FirstLawOfGenderBending almost always male characters getting stuck with female bodies]]. Rarely does a female character end up inhabiting a male body.

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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. Trans people who align with neither gender (broadly known as "nonbinary") recieve even less exposure (and are often portrayed as a stepping stone to being "fully" trans when they do). When a {{shapeshift|ing}} causes characters to get transformed into another sex though, it's [[FirstLawOfGenderBending almost always male characters getting stuck with female bodies]]. Rarely does a female character end up inhabiting a male body.

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