It comes as TV’s first transgender superhero was revealed this week, sparking conversations about the way these franchises are embracing LGBT.
Actor Nicole Maines has been cast as Nia Nal – also known as Dreamer – in the fourth series of Supergirl, a character dubbed ‘a soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others’.
Previously broadcast on Sky One in the UK, the show is based in the same universe as other DC comic franchises The Flash and Arrow.
Nicole will be accompanying Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl on the show as an employee of CatCo Worldwide Media. However, Nicole has suggested Nia Nal’s plotline doesn’t need to, and won’t necessarily, revolve around her being trans.
The actor, who is transgender herself, faced prejudice in 2014 when her school stopped her using the girls’ toilet. But Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled the educational insti…