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DC Comics superheroes are suiting up for LGBT equality

Sales from special anthology will go toward Orlando shooting survivors

DC Comics and IDW, two of the comics world’s biggest publishers, will team up this December under an important slogan: Love is Love, the name of their upcoming, charitable anthology book. The 144-page collection of short stories contains work by more than 100 creators, and all proceeds will go toward a fund established for survivors of June’s horrific shooting in Orlando.

Names attached to Love is Love come from a diverse array of fields, like comedian Patton Oswalt, Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, Batgirl writer Gail Simone and Phil Jimenez of Superwoman. Which superheroes will be featured has not been revealed, although Batwoman is featured on the book's cover.

DC Comics has a sizable stable of gay, lesbian, trans and queer characters; Batwoman is the publisher’s most prominent, but Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Bunker of the Teen Titans also identify as one of the above. Both Bunker and Renee Montoya are also of Latin-American origin, like many of the victims of Orlando's mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

The book will cost $9.99, with Equality Florida benefiting from sales. Check out the cover art below, illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Rafael Albuquerque.

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