Activist to star as TV's first transgender superhero
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."
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.
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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Louisiana State Police issues statement about Trooper George Baker
Graduating seniors hold car-parade through Zachary neighborhood
Zachary cemetery cancels Memorial Day Service due to virus pandemic
Louisiana State Police mourn the loss of Trooper George Baker
183 Day Hurricane Season: Hurrican Barry
Southern baseball players meet for unofficial practice in Port Allen
Kenan Cooper is first from West Feliciana to swim collegialety
LSU rolls out new turf in Tiger Stadium overnight
LSU Coaches dish on latest with football team
New West Feliciana football coach unsure of when he'll meet his new...