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Skylar Liu is the main character in Transcendence: Understanding. Their story is about them recently coming out as transgender to their closest friends, but not feeling ready to be out completely. However, they keep finding themselves in the same predicament. Friends they have opened up to about being trans have started to tell other people about it. Initially Skylar feels upset and a sense of betrayal of trust, but decides to sleep on it and speak to their friend about the issue the next day. The story explores how they overcome this bump in their friendship and try to see eachother's side of things.
Laura Lowe is one of Skylar's best friends, and recently Sky came out to her as transgender. She was supportive of her friend, and was incredibly proud of them. However, while expressing her pride in Skylar for coming out, she outs them to some of her LGBT+ friends, not realising that this would be breaching Skylar's trust and their safety. Skylar arranges to meet up with Laura to talk over the situation. Laura understands where she went wrong and is apologetic for her mistake and tries her best to make it up to her friend.