Yup, it's been confirmed by the writer, Duane Swierczynski, Starling's a lesbian.
Here's Starling with her ex-girlfriend...
She isn't a meta-human. She is a very well trained, well connected covert operative. (She is filling both roles left by Oracle and Huntress IMO due to the reboot)
Duane Swierczynski is writing her really well. That is the main reason why I am in love with the character.
Hmm. I really have liked the character so far. This surprises me a touch, but in a good way. And I'm rather pleased that she wasn't introduced as a lesbian, but rather simply IS one.
And sexual orientation does not by definition make a character more interesting... although it has the potential to make a character more interesting (see Kate Kane's West Point drop out, in terms of same sex orientation) (take human relationships as a general blanket example for both hetero/homosexuals). In some cases it perhaps even detracts from a character... but that is true in the case of either form.
Repeatedly asserting that homosexuality is unimportant won't take away the fact that, in this day and age, whether your response is positive or negative, gay characters' orientation will still get some attention. :P We have a little way to go, I think, before they truly start to blend in. Somewhere around the time people stop hurriedly saying "not that there's anything wrong with that" after referencing something as gay. ^_^
I would agree that she is one of the best new characters of the reboot. Her being a lesbian just makes her even more interesting IMO.
Lol.... how does sexual orientation make a character more interesting?
This will always baffle me. A character's sexual orientation isn't an automatic sign of a well-rounded character. "Oh, so-and-so is gay? Wow, what a great character." That's a load of bunk. It sounds like the writers are doing a good job of fleshing out the character of Starling; that's got nothing to do with the character's sexual orientation, and everything to do with providing a character with a history, motives, and personality.
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