So much yes to this. I recently caught up with everything in Batwoman so far and it made me cry several times. As a gay person it is so relatable. We have all been through many, if not all of the things that Kate/Batwoman has been through. Recently I’ve been doing a lot of job interviews since I’m almost done with grad school, and I avoid the word husband and just use the gender-neutral “spouse” for fear that I won’t get the job for being gay. It is so good to see this kind of LGBT representation on TV and not feel alone.
@AgentGabs to be honest I’m asking the same question, the only difference being that I’m talking about my relationships.
I know I’m WAY late on this, but yes. Alex’s coming out story is probably the best I’ve seen the topic handled in pop culture, maybe EVER. Legit tears here too.
Ps. Jessica Cruz Is that show actually happening?
There is a Green Lantern show Berlanti’s working on for HBO Max, so she better be in that!
Awesome! I thought it was still just rumor winding it’s way thru the vast, weird, dank abyss of the ‘interwebs’.
Ps. We better see Jess there.
So here I am reading (well, listening to the audiobook on Hoopla) this awesome YA (or even younger?) novel called “George” by Alex Gino. It’s amazing and sweet and it’s made me cry a bunch, it’s about this fourth-grade trans girl and her inner turmoil around everyone seeing her as a boy. It’s such a beautiful read, I’m still early on but I’m loving it and wishing queer books for kids was actually a thing when I was growing up!
Made me think that I really hope the recent great YA books DC has been putting out through DC Ink and stuff like that would focus on some LGBTQ characters, too. It would be amazing to read a YA graphic novel about a young Kate Kane, or maybe they could even adapt the Dreamer character from CW’s Supergirl for more trans representation.
And not just for queer kids themselves but also those around them, their peers.
A friend of mine just mentioned George. Hope you enjoyed the rest of it!
Im currently reading All Out and really enjoying so far. It had me also thinking about how much harder it used to be to find material like this when I was younger and how much better things could’ve been (and could be) if they were more readily available. There’s been an improvement, but we still have a long way to go. Would love to see LGBTQ YA graphic novels from DC.
I really did, and I loved it. The ending was beautiful and full of happy tears. I read some comments after I finished it criticizing the author that they deadnamed the protagonist, since her chosen name is actually Melissa, but I found that to be okay and it worked for me. Don’t want to spoil anything for anyone but she is referred to as Melissa later and it works. Cannot recommend this short book highly enough!
Ps! Ive yet to properly introduce myself here or to address the original Q.
Hey everyone! Im not one for labels—they’ve done more personal harm to me than good; but I can say that from a very young age, I may not have fully understood what queer, bi, or other meant, but I knew I was it.
For me, the best part of representation at DC is that it exits at all—developing confidence and hopefully teaching acceptance of each other and one’s self. I didn’t have support on this matter growing up, so having a handful of comic book characters was a tiny place of solace. It’s not always been ideal ofcourse. As a queer, non-white woman, I do wish to see more of myself portrayed w/o being conflated or exploited, for sure. Perhaps that’s why I have a thing for ghosts, gods, aliens and…plant people. (Hey Alec. Hey Ivy) Its easier to project myself onto them w/o fear of their ethics or fates being muddled. That’s been changing tho, and I look forward to the changes still to come!
Bisexual here! My favorite part of LGBT representation is just those simple moments of Batwoman and Maggie Sawyer acting like wife and wife at the beginning of DC Bombshells, so wholesome and sweet! And I wish DC wasn’t scared to show canonically LGB characters expressing their sexuality. I’m just saying the straight people do it (was that one page of Jason Todd making out with Talia Al’Ghul really necessary? (if you know you know)). Also is there and ace representation in DC? That might be nice.
Absolutely, some of my favorite stuff in that series as well!
Didn’t see this mentioned in the Watchtower or the News here, so just wanted to post a quick link: