2 years ago10,000+ Views

Let's agree right now: 5 is a low number.

Visibility for transgender people is increasing every year, but we've still got a long way to go. While Orange is the New Black and The Fosters are doing great work highlighting the experiences of trans people, unfortunately there's still a long way to go. That being said, here are five transgender characters from comics: here's to them, and the many more I hope will come after them.

Alysia Yeoh- Batgirl

She's an activist from Singapore, and Barbara Gordon's roommate. Written by Gail Simone, Alysia is the first contemporary trans character in mainstream comics.

Donatella- Young Liars

Created by David Lapham, Donatella also occasionally presents as "Don", and while the series was cancelled before the character could be expanded on, it's understood that Donatella is a trans woman.

Desire- Sandman

Desire might be more accurately described as genderfluid, since the character has been portrayed presenting as more than one gender and conforming to none.

Lord Fanny- The Invisibles

She's trained as a witch and is one of The Invisibles, and has absolutely zero time for any bs.

Marisa Rahm- Deathwish

Lieutenant Rahm is a police officer working a gruesome case: tracking down a serial killer.

Let's give these characters some love!

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yes oh my goodness that would be so awesome. I'd just hate the backlash tho.but I'd like to at least see them try
2 years ago·Reply
As a non-conforming person myself, I find soooo much comfort in these comics. Like- even when trans related topics were dangerous to talk about, these guys/girls/other were out there and the comics were still well known! There have been supporters as long as there have been haters.
2 years ago·Reply
@madelynnknight that's very true! And when it comes down to it, it just means that the supporters need to be there even more! Thank you for commenting <3
2 years ago·Reply
*hugs all five*
2 years ago·Reply