NIcole Maines

Early Life

When Nicole was in fifth grade, her public school told her she was not allowed to use the girls' bathroom and had to use the staff bathroom instead. Nicole, who was assigned male at birth but has identified as female since she was as young as 2, filed a discrimination lawsuit with her family and the Maine Human Rights Commission.
On Monday, Glamour posted its list of "50 Phenomenal Women of the Year," which included Nicole in the Maine spot.

"It's an honor to be recognized with this title," Nicole wrote to The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "I'm so glad that all the work that my family and I are doing is yielding positive results and making actual change! I hope that this will lead other youth to speak up in their communities and advocate for themselves and what they believe in."


NIcole Maine was trying to make a law pass that allows transgenders students access to the bathroom of the gender they identify with. She is on a quest for equality. She made a change in Maine, allowing students use the bathroom they are most comfortable in with their gender and has been awarded 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year.


NIcole is a hero, she is helping people all around the U.S and standing up for transgenders everywhere. She is hoping that her act would inspire women all around the world to speak up for them self.