BURBANK (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: Mayor Steinberg Wants To Turn City Building On Auburn Boulevard Into Homeless Shelter
Maines gained national attention for her battle against her Orono, Maine school district over her right to use the girls’ bathroom.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Signs Budget Bill That'll Give Millions Of Californians Inflation Relief Payments
Maine’s highest court ruled in 2014 that school officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they required her to use a staff restroom.
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.MORE NEWS: Truck Stuffed With Recyclables Catches Fire, Prompts Closure On State Route 99 Near Elk Grove
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