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Television’s First Transgender Superhero Will Arrive on ‘Supergirl’

By Andrew R. Chow
July 22, 2018
The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/arts/television/transgender-superhero-supergirl.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur


The first transgender superhero on television will soon arrive, on the CW’s “Supergirl.” Nicole Maines has been cast as Nia Nal, who will come to the fictional National City in the show’s fourth season and receive guidance and training from the title character.

The casting was announced at the show’s panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday. “I’ve been doing a lot of auditions lately because a lot of different shows have been really eager to tell the story of transgender people,” Ms. Maines said onstage. “It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to. I wish there was a trans superhero when I was little.”

Ms. Maines is a transgender activist who, in a landmark case in 2014, successfully sued her school district after being denied access to the girl’s restroom at her school. She was the subject of the book “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” and was featured in the HBO documentary “The Trans List.” Her acting credits are scant so far: She made a guest appearance on “Royal Pains” in 2015 and will star in the upcoming vampire film “Bit.” . . .
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I love the show and I'm glad that this is happening.

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I don't watch or read that, but still- Yay! :D

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Television’s First Transgender Superhero Will Arrive on ‘Supergirl’

By Andrew R. Chow
July 22, 2018
The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/arts/television/transgender-superhero-supergirl.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur


The first transgender superhero on television will soon arrive, on the CW’s “Supergirl.” Nicole Maines has been cast as Nia Nal, who will come to the fictional National City in the show’s fourth season and receive guidance and training from the title character.

The casting was announced at the show’s panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday. “I’ve been doing a lot of auditions lately because a lot of different shows have been really eager to tell the story of transgender people,” Ms. Maines said onstage. “It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to. I wish there was a trans superhero when I was little.”

Ms. Maines is a transgender activist who, in a landmark case in 2014, successfully sued her school district after being denied access to the girl’s restroom at her school. She was the subject of the book “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” and was featured in the HBO documentary “The Trans List.” Her acting credits are scant so far: She made a guest appearance on “Royal Pains” in 2015 and will star in the upcoming vampire film “Bit.” . . .

I saw that in the news. I bet she won't forget her outfit :)
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