BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls’ bathroom will be TV’s first transgender superhero.
Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.’ “Supergirl” as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a “soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others.”READ MORE: 7 Shot, Including 5 Teenagers, In West Baltimore Friday Night
Maines gained national attention for her battle against her Orono, Maine school district over her right to use the girls’ bathroom.
Maine’s highest court ruled in 2014 that school officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they required her to use a staff restroom.READ MORE: ‘We Want To Prevent This From Happening Again’ Witnesses Describe Deadly Collision Between Fire Truck And Dirt Bike Rider In Baltimore As Advocates Call For Solutions
It was the first time a state high court concluded that a transgender person should use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.'It's Ridiculous': Drivers React To Increase In Gas Prices
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