Batwoman Becomes a Lesbian

Mixed Signals

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This may break the hearts of 12-year-old boys. Or fascinate them. But in any case, Batwoman is coming out of the closet. D.C. Comics says the superhero will return to the comic pages as a lesbian. She has flowing red hair, knee-high boots and a tight black outfit. But an editor says she needed a "more unique personality." The company wants more diversity, though a critic on the Web says if they really wanted diversity, they'd make a superhero ugly.

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This may break the hearts of 12-year-old boys; or fascinate them. But in any case, Batwoman is coming out of the closet. D.C. Comics says the superhero will return to the comic pages as a lesbian. Batwoman has flowing red hair, knee-high boots and a tight black outfit. But an editor says she needed, quote, "a more unique personality." The company wants more diversity, though a critic on the Web says if they really wanted diversity, they'd make a superhero ugly. It's MORNING EDITION.

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