Supergirl, #Sanvers And Why LGBTQ Representation Matters So

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CW TV show Supergirl has recently seen the character of Alex Danvers, Supergirl's foster sister, come out as gay and, in recent episodes, establish a relationship with Maggie Sawyer. A situation previously hashtagged as #sanvers, and now established on the show. It has been both welcomed and criticised, as such things always are, but here's an example regarding why this thing does actually matter.

Mary is a comic store clerk working in Fort, Indiana. She describes herself as "super duper gay." Yesterday on Twitter, she wrote about her experiences that day.

Floriana Lima, who plays Maggie Sawyer on the show, replied,

And Chyler Leigh who plays Alex Danvers contacted her, to say

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And as many wanted to give her money to make up for the $60 she spent, she replied,

And they can be found right here.

It may also be worth pointing out that DC and IDW's Love Is Love is published in two-and-a-half weeks.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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