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A trans chaser is an individual who is sexually attracted to transgender people and specifically seeks them out because they are transgender[1]. Originally (and still predominantly) used to describe the men interested in trans women, the term chaser is now being used in trans masculine communities as well.

Many members of the transgender community (particularly in the trans feminine population) use "chaser" in a pejorative sense, for men who specifically seek out trans women for their bodies in what is seen as a fetishistic or exploitative matter. Someone who is attracted to a trans person is not considered inherently a chaser.[2]

In "Diary of a Drag Queen", Daniel Harris describes four types of men interested in him while he was cross-dressed, heterosexual men who wanted the presumed superior oral services of another male, homosexuals who were only interested in his genitals, other cross dressers, and men who were intrigued by the mixture of maleness and femaleness he represented.

References in pop culture

  • Barry Zuckerkorn, a lawyer on the television series Arrested Development has a penchant for transgendered prostitutes.
  • Matt McNamara, a high school student on the television series Nip/Tuck, learns that a former lover is transsexual and becomes fascinated with them.
  • In the TV series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the main character Mac has an on again, off again relationship with a pre-op transexual named Carmen.

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