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Fanfic / Clair de Lune

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Clair de Lune by SPark is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic about Luna, which covers transgender topics.

The story is a Coming-Out Story about Luna realizing he is transgender and coming out as as a stallion. It's also a Twiluna (or, Twilune) romance story.

Not to be confused with the Octavia/Luna fic Claro de Luna, or with Claude Debussy's most famous piece.

Clair de Lune provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Gender Identity: Luna, canonically a cis female alicorn, comes out as a trans stallion in this fic.
  • Coming-Out Story: Luna realizes he's trans, comes out as "Lune", and begins transitioning.
  • Easy Sex Change: Equestria has magic that can permanently change a pony's anatomy.
  • Queer Romance: Twilight and Lune stay in love even after Lune's transition.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Downplayed. When experimenting with being a stallion by going to a bar with Rarity, Lune binds his wings down to ensure the integrity of his illusion spell (as he's disguising himself as a unicorn), reflecting chest binding.
  • Sobriquet Sex Switch: Luna changes his name to "Lune" when he transitions.
  • Titled After the Song: The story is named after Claude Debussy's "Clair de lune".
  • Trans Nature: The "permanent magical transformation" support group in Ponyville usually acts as a transgender support group, however it is technically a support group for all kinds of transformations. One member is a unicorn, Green Wheat, who was born an earth pony. She felt uncomfortable being an earth pony so she turned into a unicorn. It's legal to change breeds, but there's a stigma against it.