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Maine girl featured in new HBO documentary 'The Trans List'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/5/2016

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A transgender student whose battle over the right to use a girls' bathroom led to a landmark court ruling in Maine is being featured in a new HBO documentary.

"The Trans List" premieres Monday evening and explores what it means to be a transgender American.

Nicole Maines is one of several individuals featured in the documentary.

Maines says her entire family got behind her after she was bullied over a bathroom while in secondary school. The state supreme court ultimately ruled that her rights were violated.

Maines now encourages young people to advocate for themselves. In her words, "slay your own dragon — you can do it."

She is currently a student at the University of Maine.

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