The New Batgirl Will Have More LGBT Representation Than Ever, Says Creative Team
@JustPlainTweets There will, in fact, be MORE LGBT characters than ever before.
— brendenfletcher (@brendenfletcher) July 10, 2014
While we’re all uber-excited about Batgirl’s redesigned costume, and while we know Gail Simone recently gave the upcoming creative team her blessing, we’ve all got the same concern: what’s going to happen to Alysia Yeoh, Barbara Gordon’s trans roommate who first appeared during Simone’s run on the series? Don’t worry, says Brenden Fletcher; Barbara might be moving out, but Alysia won’t be going anywhere. In fact, there’ll reportedly be more representation for LGBT characters in the future.
Of course, we’ll have to wait and see if Fletcher and Cameron Stewart (along with Babs Tarr on art) will stay true to their word, and it’s entirely possible it won’t turn out how we expect. But if this is true, and it all goes well? I think all of us share the same sentiment for that contingency, which is this: