Transfic

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Transfic is a term used to denote fan fiction about transgender characters, usually characters who are not transgender/transsexual in canon. The genre is relatively new, with the earliest story on record being Jane Sehrn-Ta's Star Wars fic, Changes, first posted to the Master and Apprentice mailing list in 2004. [1]

Since then the number of transfics has been steadily growing, especially in bandom, Harry Potter, and Stargate: Atlantis. The majority of the authors are trans or genderqueer themselves, many of whom are dissatisfied with traditional genderswap. [2] Homestuck also has a notable portion of its fanbase that produce transfic or artworks with trans characters, with a blog named Transstuck that compiles a suitable majority of the works on Tumblr and AO3. Much like its fellow fandoms, most of these works are produced by trans authors and artists.

Kyuuketsukirui maintains a multi-fandom transfic master list, formerly on Delicious[1], but now on Pinboard [2]. As of January 2013, the Pinboard masterlist contains over 500 fics in over 100 fandoms.

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  1. Jane Sehrn-Ta, Changes, September 30, 2004 (Accessed 2 October 2008)
  2. thepurpleswitch, put your hand between an aching head and an aching wound., May 10, 2007 (Accessed 2 October 2008)
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