As we've discussed new Number Ones HERE and HERE, I've begun to notice that LGBTQ characters have become so commonplace they're hardly worth mention (because we're not mentioning them). I mean, when Batgirl got a trans roommate and lesbian character Batwoman got her own title, that was NEWS! But now that doesn't appear to be the case any more. Marvel's Angela has her own title, and nobody's even bothered to mention that she co-stars with her female lover. (Has she always been gay? I've never read about her before.)

I'm thinking of writing a column about this. I will if the evidence supports my anecdotal observation. So help me out, Legionnaires -- how many LGBTQ characters of recent vintage can you remember? Or  tolder characters who have recently been revealed to be gay -- I'm not picky.

I've got a few of my own I want to mention, but first I want to hear from you folks. Sound off!

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Yet the woman that tried to get him to marry her for years isn't.

Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) said:

 Batman is still straight.

And Cloud before he/she turned out to be a talking nebula. But was that his idea from the start or did he add that because Marvel said he couldn't have a sex changing character back in the 1980s?

Is it still canon (to the extent DC even still has "canon" anymore) that the Kathy Kane who wanted to marry Batman was the aunt of the Kate Kane who wanted to marry Maggie Sawyer?

Ron M. said:

Yet the woman that tried to get him to marry her for years isn't.

Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) said:

 Batman is still straight.

If every story now counts like they said recently then it's canon...somewhere...

How is Betty/Bette related to them now?

Bette has appeared in Batwoman as Kate's cousin, so I'm guessing that she's still Kathy's niece.  Am I the only one who thinks it's interesting (but not in a good way) that the early 1960's Betty Kane Bat-Girl was consistently  portrayed as smarter and more generally competent than the post-Crisis Bette Kane Flamebird ever was?

In the same way post-Crisis Captain Marvel acts a lot more childishly than pre-Crisis Cap ever did.

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