Birdo, known in Japanese as Catherine is a fictional character in the Mario franchise. Her first Birdo is often lauded as the first transgender video game character.. The character was given a female voice actor in Super Mario Advance .
Birdo may not be the first LGBTQIA character, but she is the first transgender character in gaming. Looks like Nintendo has more firsts under.
Several other Nintendo games feature canonically transgender or nonbinary In Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Birdo is described as “gender.