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In issue #19 of DC Comics Batgirl line on sale today they have introduced the first transgender character in mainstream comics.

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Wired.com has the full article here.

Speaking as a geek with a large number of LGBT geek friends I am very pleased to see DC taking this step.  But I wish that they had decided to make Alysia a superhero in her own right rather than merely Barbara Gordon's roommate, but as a friend pointed out small steps are important and we have no idea where the story may lead.  

I also wish they would rename the title Batwoman instead of Batgirl, especially since the character goes by the former name now, but that's another subject entirely.  :)

But rather than being overly negative I would like to applaud DC for taking this step and for being on the cutting edge social issues in mainstream comics.

Originally posted to aisb23 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 09:15 AM PDT.

Also republished by TransAction, Angry Gays, DKOMA, and LGBT Kos Community.

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