Last night, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), handed out its annual awards to various forms of media for positive depictions of gays and lesbians, and this year DC Comics has a big reason to celebrate. Batwoman, arguably DC's highest profile lesbian character, helped to win Detective Comics the Outstanding Comic Book award at this year's ceremony in New York City. Detective Comics also has a back-up feature in each issue, starring The Question, a former romantic partner of Batwoman's.
Other nominees in the category included Dark Horse's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, DC's Secret Six, Marvel's X-Factor, and another DC book, Madame Xanadu. The launch of Batwoman during 2006's 52 created a stir of interest, and promises of her own solo series were bandied about before the character became part of the Batman: Reborn event in the wake of Bruce Wayne's "demise". An ongoing series for the character is planned for later this year after her run in Detective Comics ends, with writer Greg Rucka, the writer credited with bringing vigilante Kate Kane to life in the series, handling head writing duties.