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Batgirl #19 Introduces An Openly Transgender Character to the Modern DC Universe

Good News Everyone!

I haven’t posted the reveal panel here just in case anyone would rather find out through reading, but as long promised and delayed by crossover events and other… things, Gail Simone‘s Batgirl #19 reveals/reintroduces a character as transgender this week, and as an achievement in diversifying the current DC universe, that’s nothing to slouch at.

You can read more about it at Wired (though the article includes panels of the reveal, if you’re looking to avoid that).

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