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This should be kept in mind with context to older media and stories from foreign cultures.
Transgender people ("trans" for short) are those whose gender, meaning their innate mental blueprint of how male or female they are or aren't, doesn't match their physical looks and/or the gender they were assigned at birth.
(Which is why in nearly all countries, a birth certificate will now say "sex" instead of gender, leaving it up to the individual to find out instead.) Gender falls on a big gradient — some people are strictly male or female, and others have aspects of both, or are neither.
As a matter of fact, there is still a lot that isn't understood, and because research on the subject is always yielding new discoveries in relatively quick succession, in addition to shifting societal norms and growing understanding that even biology isn't as cut-and-dry as it once was thought to be.
It's best to keep an open mind as previously rigidly held, commonplace ideas are constantly challenged.