Marvel announced their first official transgender superhero, The Mighty Rebekah, inspired by a 12-year-old girl with the same name.
The Mighty Rebekah was revealed on the ‘Marvel’s Hero Project,’ a series on Disney Plus. The real Rebekah came out as transgender at 7 years old, and Marvel found her when her and her mom were advocating for transgender protections in New Jersey schools.
“It’s really surprising and cool. But I also think that it’s really important to have a transgender kid in one of these companies because representation is really helpful for kids who are going through their transition to know that they are not alone and that there are people fighting for them,” Rebekah said, according to We Got This Covered.
Marvel donated $10,000 to The Trevor Project because of how much Rebekah inspired them.