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Though the number of new LGBT characters on TV fell slightly this year, there were still quite a few noteworthy, new ones in entertainment media that truly stood out from the crowd. Some of them were a big hit with audiences while others broke molds and defied stereotypes, but all of them helped make 2013 increasingly diverse when it came to LGBT representations.
When it was first announced in 2011 that DC Comics would be relaunching its entire line, writer Gail Simone told GLAAD that she planned to feature LGBT characters in the new books she was heading, including what would be "a first for mainstream comics." With the new issue of her ongoing hit series Batgirl, Simone made good on her word by revealing that Barbara Gordon's roommate Alysia is transgender.