‘Supergirl’ unveils first trans superhero Dreamer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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CW gave fans a first look at Dreamer, the first transgender superhero on television, in costume on “Supergirl.”

Nicole Maines will portray Nia Nal, whose alter-ego is Dreamer, on “Supergirl.” The 21-year-old actress is also transgender like her character.

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Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman

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“Orange is the New Black” star Ruby Rose will play the lesbian superhero Batwoman in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event on The CW network this fall.

Rose — who identifies as gender fluid — will make her debut as the DC Comics heroine guest starring on the series “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl” in December. The CW is also working on developing a standalone series for the character, written by “The Vampire Diaries” Caroline Dries and executive produced by Dries, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.

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Nicole Maines will be TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s ‘Supergirl’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Nicole Maines, a transgender activist and actress, has been cast as Nia Nal (aka Dreamer) on the CW’s “Supergirl” making her the first transgender superhero in the history of television.

The 20-year-old actress’ casting was announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. Nia will appear in the upcoming fourth season as a regular. She will work as a reporter alongside Kara (Supergirl).

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Maine woman playing transgender teen on the big screen

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ABOVE: Transgender actress Nicole Maines moving from documentaries to film. Photo courtesy of Teen Vogue. 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) | A transgender former middle school student who fought to use the bathroom of her choice in Maine is preparing for her big screen debut.

Nicole Maines is starring in the indie horror film “Bit” as a transgender teen trying to co-exist with and understand a group of feminist vampires in Los Angeles.

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New HBO documentary ‘The Trans List’ premiering tonight

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nicole-mainesORONO, Maine (AP) – A transgender student whose battle over the right to use a girls’ bathroom led to a landmark court ruling in Maine is being featured in a new HBO documentary.

The Trans List premieres tonight, Dec. 5, and explores what it means to be a transgender American.

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New book ‘Becoming Nicole’ tells transgender teen’s story

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As a first-time father, Wayne Maines held his newborn twin sons and dreamed of their life together – a dream that, at least then, didn’t include taking one of them to a father-daughter dance.

Maines, an Air Force veteran, said he hopes others can learn from the transformation of his son into a daughter – and from his family’s battle against discrimination that ended in a landmark legal victory.

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