Nicole and Wayne Maines:

Why Does It Have To Be So Hard?

Aired On: Jan 5, 2017

Wayne and Nicole Maines discuss Nicole’s legal battles for transgender rights and her ongoing efforts to help future LGBT students and adults gain total equality across the nation.


Nicole Maines & Wayne Maines
Nicole Maines & Wayne Maines

Nicole Maines has been recognized nationally for fighting to ensure that transgender students have the same rights as their classmates. In January 2014 the Maine Supreme Court ruled that her rights had been violated under the state’s Human Rights Act, marking a historic victory for transgender youth in the U.S. It is the first…

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