According to IndiWire here is a best of times story for our community that we all can all celebrate:
|The Dreamer becomes the first |
transgender superhero on TV
With great power comes great responsibility. That’s what Nicole Maines has to say about being TV’s first transgender superhero, as the actress was just cast as Nia Nal (aka Dreamer) in the upcoming fourth season of “Supergirl.” “I haven’t really wrapped my head around it,” she told Variety at Comic-Con yesterday. “It feels fitting to say with great power comes great responsibility. I’m nervous because I want to do it right."
Here is an small amount of an article from the Washington Post by Amy Ellis Nutt
|Jonas and Nicole Maines|
They were born identical twin boys, but one always felt he was a girl.
With the boys about to begin first grade, the family decided to hold a “Get to Know the Maineses” party for the neighborhood. It was a cool, cloudy day as guests streamed into the house. Kelly was still in the kitchen fixing platters of food, but with the party starting, Wayne went looking for the boys. He found Jonas in the den, then Wyatt appeared at the top of the stairs, smiling down excitedly at his father. There he was, his parents’ sweet, irrepressible, chestnut-haired boy — wearing his favorite pink princess dress from Toys R Us.
“Wyatt, you can’t wear that!”
Wayne’s harsh tone cracked through the party chatter, and Wyatt’s little body jerked, then froze. Kelly, who heard her husband’s strained voice from the kitchen, knew something was wrong and rushed out.
“What’s the matter?” she asked.
“Wyatt cannot — ”
“What did you say to him?”
Kelly followed her husband’s eyes to the top of the stairs. One of Wyatt’s tiny hands grasped the banister; the other clutched a glittery wand. On his face was fear and confusion.
“Are you going to let him wear that?” Wayne asked.
Kelly didn’t answer. Instead, she raced up to Wyatt, hot tears now streaking his face, took him by the hand and led him back into his bedroom. It was, she knew right then and there, the worst moment of her life. It wasn’t so much the reaction of the people at the party, who were mostly stunned into silence — that was Wayne’s issue — but rather the hurt her son was experiencing, and for no good reason other than that he wanted to wear his princess dress to the family’s party. How could she explain to him that he’d done nothing wrong when his father had just scolded him? She didn’t think she was ready for this, and yet she knew it was just the beginning.
“This isn’t really the right time,” Kelly gently told Wyatt, persuading him it would be better, for now, to wear pants and a shirt.
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