Dating a genderqueer person
Trans women are more common in media than trans men, whose existence is largely ignored by the mainstream despite statistically being equally common in Real Life.When a Baleful Polymorph causes characters to get transformed into another sex though, it's almost always male characters getting stuck with female bodies — in other words, trans men.Also see Trans Equals Gay for common misconceptions. Ambiguous Gender Identity is a trope for characters who may or may not be transgender. See the Useful Notes on Transgender people for a more Real Life-oriented and complete description.
The decision to come out or remain in the closet is considered a deeply personal one, and outing remains controversial in today’s culture.Despite the trope name, it is very important to note that the currently preferred term is transgender, not transsexual.The language around trans discourse changes very rapidly, due to being de-pathologised and re-written by trans people themselves instead of by outside onlookers.Some transgender people have dysphoria on physical or social levels, and pursue medical means (e.g.hormone replacement, surgery, etc.) to help mitigate this discomfort.
Transgender people (trans for short) are those whose gender, meaning their innate mental blueprint of how male or female they are, doesn't match their physical looks and/or the gender they were assigned at birth.