Webcomic Profile: Rain LGBT


Written by Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick (aka LittleLynn84)

Rain is a slice-of-life/comedy/drama that follows the life of a teenage transgender girl named Rain, as she attempts to go through her senior year in high school identifying only as a woman. Along the way, she makes friends with an eclectic bunch of people of varying orientations and gender identities. See their stories filled with silly humor, teenage angst, occasional adult angst, copious amounts of love triangles, mockery of product names, complex relationships, tons and tons of dialogue, and sometimes a cute, little bunny. How can you go wrong, right?

I hope you all like it!

This story contains roughly PG-13 content.
- Occasionally strong language
- Sexual themes and situations (but no nudity)
- Gay, lesbian, bi and transgender characters (among countless others)
- Lousy or non-existent backgrounds
- Occasionally triggering scenes


Latest Comments

Comment on Unkempt
Lenn, 28 Aug 2015 07:05 pm
You know, I actually really like this page because I feel like we're seeing a bit of the 'old' Emily. We used to perceive her as bratty back in the first chapters, but here we see that a lot of it was just outspokenness and snark. And we see some of that snark coming back.

I used to feel like Emily had done a bit of a heel-face-turn from the stereotypical queen bee to the perfect love interest, but we see a bit of consistent characterization here, makes it come a bit more full circle.
Comment on Always a Girl
TallMist, 27 Aug 2015 11:13 pm
"cis or trans, I'm sure most of us have that one personal feature we're so super proud of and would be wrecked to have to give up"

The only thing I'd give up my somewhat long hair for is even longer hair... The rest of my body could be completely reworked and I wouldn't mind. XD
Comment on Always a Girl
Arcanist Lupus (Guest), 27 Aug 2015 11:10 pm
My guess is that she'll get a lot of compliments that her new haircut looks cute (since it does).

Which, depending on the exact wording could either help or hurt. On one hand, being complimented on a haircut that you hate could be painful, but being told that it's 'cute' means that she's being reassured that she still looks girly, which will be encouraging.

And of course, all it will take is one unknowing comment about a 'boyish' haircut to completely shake her composure.

I do hope that someone thinks to warn her friends ahead of time, since Rudy in particular is prone to thoughtless comments when startled.
Comment on Always a Girl
Oblivious (Guest), 27 Aug 2015 10:14 pm
Were I in the position of one of Rain's classmates, I'd likely not notice the haircut for several days, assuming I'd notice at all. Even if I did, she still looks like the girl she is, so she'll do fine is my guess.
Comment on Always a Girl
Nesagsar, 27 Aug 2015 09:18 pm
@mj1343: Why does Rain get a Fara AND an Emily?!? I want the whole set!
Comment on Always a Girl
Luvbster, 27 Aug 2015 09:00 pm
Haha, oh man, not me. I have no idea what it's like to be proud of a physical feature.

...I don't HATE anything either, but if you asked my what my favorite aspect was, I'd just shrug.
Comment on Always a Girl
mj1343, 27 Aug 2015 07:53 pm
"You had a "Fara!"
Comment on Always a Girl
Avistew (Guest), 27 Aug 2015 07:46 pm
Yeah, as much as I like Rain better with short her, she lost her security blanket and hair takes a while to grow, so I'm sure she's freaking out about people seeing her. I think a lot of people would after a big, unwanted physical change, even without being trans. In her case, she worries everything may "out" her so I'm sure she's really worried about the whole thing.
Comment on Always a Girl
Ranger, 27 Aug 2015 07:05 pm
Oh my god, that last panel.
Comment on Always a Girl
LittleLynn84, 27 Aug 2015 06:32 pm
I think a lot of us would agree that Rain still passes. But her longer hair brought her comfort and security (cis or trans, I'm sure most of us have that one personal feature we're so super proud of and would be wrecked to have to give up). So, it's safe to say her confidence is shot having it cut like this. She's not freaking out too bad so far, but keep in mind that she feels safe around everyone in this room. The fact that she spoke so peacefully to Aiken shows how comfortable she felt around him too. And it's probable that she'll feel okay around Gavin, Rudy, Maria, Chanel, and Kylie too.

But what about EVERYONE ELSE she goes to school with, classmates and teachers alike? And I'm not even talking about how they feel about her; I'm talking about how she feels about herself around them. Speaking purely for myself, that's what passing always meant. I don't give a good god damn what other people think of me (I already know I'm a woman; I don't need anyone else's approval). However, if I don't feel good about myself, the rest of my presentation is going to fall apart. In my opinion, confidence and a positive attitude has WAY more passing power than all the pretty clothes and makeup and hair styling and voice training in the world.

That's why it's important to note Emily's wording here. She's not saying, "don't worry about it." She's not even saying, "you look like a girl." She's simply reminding Rain that she IS a girl. I don't know. This could all just be me, but that was always the kind of encouragement that meant the most to me, especially when I first starting out.

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