In a shocking rebuke of lesbian newscaster Rachel Maddow, Batwoman came out as a lesbian and gave the story to rival journalist Kara Danvers.
The hit CW superhero show features Maddow in a voice role as television and radio personality Vesper Fairchild. While Maddow is a lesbian in real-life, Fairchild had a romantic relationship with Bruce Wayne in the comics.
Actor Ruby Rose plays Kate Kane, Wayne’s cousin, who takes over his role as the caped crusader. But instead of the broody heterosexual Wayne, Kane is an out, masculine-of-center lesbian who faced a critical decision in this week’s episode.
The story behind “How Queer Everything Is Today!” revolved around the character’s sexual orientation after Fairchild insinuates on-air that Batwoman is in a relationship with a male cop. Rose’s character struggles with the dichotomy of being assumed straight.