Batwoman Proposed To Girlfriend

Queer comic book geeks worldwide are celebrating the news that Batwoman has proposed to her girlfriend in Batwoman #17, written by J.H Williams III and W. Haden Blackman.

And here we did not even know that Gotham City had approved marriage equality legislation.

DC Comics’ Batwoman proposal features in a double special issue with Kate Kane (Batwoman’s alter ego) revealing her secret identity to her girlfriend, detective Maggie Sawyer.

Though the character of Kathy Kane as Batwoman was originally introduced way back in 1956 as a ‘front’ to stop rumours of Batman and Robin being gay, she was reintroduced as a Jewish lesbian in 2006 in her own title which aimed to reflect modern society more accurately than previous comics.

Her story ties into the US military’s former ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy. Kane was at the top of her class at the United States Military Academy when it was discovered that she’s in a lesbian relationship with another student. She’s asked to deny the allegations or be expelled for violation of the military’s code of conduct.

Kate Kane’s response? She bravely cites the cadet honor code: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor suffer other to do so. I’m sorry sir, I can’t.” It was a moment that made her a defining LGBT comic book character for DC Comics.

Refusing to lie about who she is, Kate is discharged and forced to leave her potential life of service behind, soon falling into depression fueled by drugs and alcohol after sacrificing one part of her military career for her lesbianism.

But she picks up the pieces thanks to another strong lesbian in the DC universe, Renee Montoya and begins building a life as a vigilante with the help of her father.

But will Batwoman's girfriend, Maggie Sawyer, introduced in Superman in 1987, say yes? If so it will be the first lesbian engagement in mainstream comics. But with Batwoman popping the question on the final page of the issue, we will all have to wait for the answer in next month's issue.


comments

health & exercise

Fizzy Drinks And Aging
Fizzy Drinks And Aging

Scientists believe fizzy drinks may be the invisible culprit of a [ ... ]

Dagga Can Make You Stupid?
Dagga Can Make You Stupid?

Scientists found a link between cannabis use and reduced academic [ ... ]

Appeal for money to fight Ebola
Appeal for money to fight Ebola

The UN launched an emergency appeal for funds. China criticised f [ ... ]

women

Matching Socks and other stuff
Matching Socks and other stuff

A reader's thoughts on why socks don't want to be matched

Haters and their words
Haters and their words

A reader's feelings when she witnessed blatant homophobia

Beauty Sell By Date
Beauty Sell By Date

A reader explains What makes a woman beautiful

Money

On Changing Banks
On Changing Banks

Unhappy with your bank? Here's a few tips when moving to a new bank

Reducing Credit Card Debt
Reducing Credit Card Debt

Here's a few tips on how to reduce your credit card debts

Be Smart With Your Debit Card
Be Smart With Your Debit Card

Here's a few tips on how to use your debit card smartly

gay relationships

When Flirting Becomes Bullying
When Flirting Becomes Bullying

Is it possible to be too assertive while flirting?

Habits That Ruin Relationships
Habits That Ruin Relationships

We take a look at habits that ruin gay relationships

Mind over Matter
Mind over Matter

We discuss mind versus matter in gay relationships and sex

cars

The New Renaultsport R.S 01
The New Renaultsport R.S 01

All about Renault's new racing car, the R.S 01

New Ford Mustang Is A Go
New Ford Mustang Is A Go

An all new Ford Mustang is currently in production

2015 Mercedes GLA 45 AMG
2015 Mercedes GLA 45 AMG

All about the new Mercedes GLA 45 AMG

food

Irish beef stew
Irish beef stew

Hearty and wholesome, this stew is the ultimate taste of Ireland.

Oyster loaves
Oyster loaves

Almost like mini bunny chows, except with oysters.

Chocolate and ginger tarts
Chocolate and ginger tarts

These chocolate tarts make a quick and easy anytime snack.

elsewhere on ql

Opinion On Internalised Homophobia
Opinion On Internalised Homophobia

A reader discuss Internalised homophobia

Weekly Male Bart Gryzbowski
Weekly Male Bart Gryzbowski

Our hot male model of the week is Bart Gryzbowski

Vehicle pile-up could’ve been avoided
Vehicle pile-up could’ve been avoided

Manny de Freitas on why Alberton's vehicle pile-up could’ve been avoided

Remembering Gerald Kraak
Remembering Gerald Kraak

On the vision and legacy of an extraordinary South African LGBTI activist

Gay Hater Forced Not To Hate In Public
Gay Hater Forced Not To Hate In Public

A South African Gay Hater forced not to hate in public

#9 Open or Exclusive
#9 Open or Exclusive

Trey is suddenly challenged with his commitment issues

weekly newsletter