There's a general craving by most of the trans community for more representation of them as just regular people — just like not every female character's story has to be about battling sexism or traditional gender roles, some trans people too would like to see themselves depicted in all traditional narratives.
Ambiguous Gender Identity is a trope for characters who may or may not be transgender.
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While many portrayals are sympathetic, many are also built around jokes about the character "really" being another gender — plus, bigoted and inaccurate "trans panic" jokes portraying trans people as deceptive cross-dressers ("Oh no, the hot chick is really a man! Because this line of reasoning is often a motive for murder in Real Life, this type of humor goes beyond mere Unfortunate Implications.
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.
A Crossdressing character whose choice of attire is played for weirdness, for creepiness, for Squick, simply for shock value, or to show that he (and it's virtually always "he") is evil or deranged.
While the look of the Wholesome Crossdresser tends to gloss over the dissonance between genders, this trope often calls attention to it.
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 transitioning socially is enough for them, or because no available medical options fit their gender.
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