How Supergirl and an out comic book shop clerk saved a closeted Indiana teen

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“Representation matters,” reads the tweet from a comic book shop clerk in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who goes by the handle @sapphicgeek. Her name is Mary and she wrote that to sum up the incredible impact of the out and positive lesbian relationship TV’s Supergirl is having.

And for evidence she shared her experience with a teenage girl, struggling with her sexual orientation, who visited her store Saturday.

Here’s her story, as first reported by NewNowNext, in her own words, via Twitter:

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Supergirl series star Chyler Leigh reached out to Mary, personally, then shared her moving story on her Twitter account with all her fans and followers.

Mary sent thanks to all of those sharing her story.

People from all over started offering to repay Mary for her $60 investment in that young teenage girl. Mary, however, asked folks to send the money instead to Equality Florida, to help victims of hate and oppression including the families of the nightclub massacre at Pulse last June.

And Gina Leigh Duncan of Equality Florida has in turn sent her thanks, via Facebook:

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