"Transgender Hero" Tag?

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#1 by katelyncapybara
2018-07-31 at 05:30
Is there actually a transgender hero in this game? I've only partially played this game, so I'm not for certain, but I don't think there is. I think they may have meant "transgender PROTAGONIST", as you can make the main character trans. If there is an actual transgender hero, I think it deserves at least a minor spoiler tag, because none of the love interests are (at least) obviously transgender, so you would have to play through the routes to find this information out.
But, none of the heroes are listed as transgender in any way, so I think this was an error?
Correct me if I'm wrong. Also, if someone does actually know the definitive answer and could correct it, that would be appreciated!
#2 by pendelhaven
2018-07-31 at 05:51
I thought that was a trans woman. or a masculine-presenting transgendered lesbian sister.Last modified on 2018-07-31 at 05:51
#3 by teirachan
2018-07-31 at 06:04
a trans woman is someone designated male at birth but identifies and lives as female, to put it in the simplest terms.

now back to the topic at hand, damien is trans-- it's not a huge reveal, it's part of a casual conversation he has with the protagnist where he talks about wearing binders, and the creators have confirmed this is because he is a trans man.
#4 by katelyncapybara
2018-07-31 at 06:06
Awesome, thank you for answering my question! I have not played Damien's route, so thanks for clearing that up for me.
#5 by krykry
2018-07-31 at 06:27
I think vndb has a policy of not treading on LGBT whatever identity issues and keeps stuff strictly scientific. So as the guy has a dick, he's a male protag/hero. Also applies to women.

PS: Futanari applies to women with both sexual organs.Last modified on 2018-07-31 at 06:37
#6 by dk382
2018-07-31 at 06:30
That has never been a vndb policy and never will be.
#7 by pendelhaven
2018-07-31 at 07:47
@6 don't open that pandora's box. or that can of worms. for the sake of... for the sake of trans people.
#8 by dk382
2018-07-31 at 07:51
Indeed. The discussion on the worthiness of having such tags in the database ends here. Use them if you wish, don't if you don't want to. The proper way to tag with such tags is that a person designated male at birth but identifies as a woman is a "transgender heroine" and the opposite, one designated female at birth but identifies as a man, is a "transgender hero."


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