Transgender

Here, we’ve compiled a list of transgender media with happy endings. Note that not all of these are entirely happy throughout, but all of them end happily (we have not included any media that kills off LGBT characters). Also note that not all of these are considered appropriate for teens, and those with adult content have been marked with an asterisk.

BOOKS

  • “Parrotfish” – Ellen Wittlinger
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: Transphobia
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 7/10
  • “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children” – Kirstin Cronn-Mills
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings:
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 10/10
  • “Freakboy” – Kristin Elizabeth Clark
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues / Poetry
    • Warnings: Transphobia
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 8/10
  • “Beauty Queens” – Libba Bray
    • Genre: Contemporary / Adventure / Humor
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “If I Was Your Girl” – Meredith Russo
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “George” – Alex Gino
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: Unknown

MOVIES

  • “Tangerine” (2015)
    • Genre: Contemporary
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “Boy Meets Girl” (2014)
    • Genre: Contemporary
    • Warnings: Transphobia
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 9/10

TELEVISION

  • “Sense8” (2015-)*
    • Genre: Science Fiction
    • Warnings: Discussion of suicide, transphobia
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 9/10
  • “Steven Universe” (2013-) (Note: the “Gem” characters in this series, while not transgender, are considered nonbinary)
    • Genre: Fantasy
    • Warnings: None
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 10/10
  • “Glee” (2009-2015) (Note: the two transgender characters on the show, a trans woman and a trans man, are both frequently misgendered by major characters. However, both characters get happy endings.)
    • Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical
    • Warnings: Transphobia, homophobia
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 5/10