Trans teen role model Nicole Maines wins another award

Nicole MainesLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The accolades for transgender teen Nicole Maines keep coming. The Maine Women’s Fund is honoring her this month with the Samantha Smith Award.

Last year she was named one of Glamour magazine’s “50 inspiring women of the year” and won the Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s Community Organizing Award.

Maines was at the center of a Maine high court ruling that recognized trans students right to use the bathroom of their choice. Among other things, she has educated state legislators, appeared on public radio and volunteered at Equality Maine.

Maines is now a senior and is currently set to appear in a future episode of the TV series Royal Pain. She has identified as female since age 2.

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Congrats again Nicole! There’s no such thing as too much good news when it comes to role models for trans teens!

t/h: Katrina Turner

Maine’s Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXnTAnsVfN8

Court ruling: https://lexiecannes.com/2014/01/30/supreme-court-in-maine-rules-in-favor-of-trans-student-nicole-maines/

Previous award: https://lexiecannes.com/2014/03/08/pioneering-trans-student-picks-up-community-organizing-award/

Most recent award: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/05/21/transgender-teen-who-won-lawsuit-receives-maine-award/6NhEtpC8FriDqXYMm1iTsI/story.html 

Glamour: http://www.glamour.com/inspired/2014/11/inspiring-women-of-the-year-from-around-america/19

Nicole Maines

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5 replies

  1. Great news! She is a wonderful role model! 🙂

  2. WOW. Congrats.

  3. MUCHAS FELICITACIONES A MI HERMANA DE COMUNIDAD TRANS,
    DESDE LA CIUDAD DE CALI, VALLE DEL CAUCA, COLOMBIA, RECIBAN UN ABRAZO Y BOSOS A TODAS MIS AMIGAS TRANS. OMAIRA

  4. Thanks for the comments! 🙂

  5. I am thrilled for the children. It brings tears to my eyes to see them so happy

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