DC Comics’ First Transgender Character


DC Comics’ “New 52” gambit, in which they scrapped all their series’ storylines and replaced them with new ones, did away with many of the characters that kept the DC Universe diverse in terms of race, gender, and sexuality.

But the good news is that the company has introduced a new character, Alysia Yeoh, “who is not only a strong and interesting character, but is also bisexual, Asian-American, and as of now, openly transgender.”

Check out this Autostraddle post for more details.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →