Transgender Teen Faces Discrimination

17-year-old Devon McCauley started dressing like a girl last year.

Greensboro, NC — High school can be hard for any teenager struggling with self-identity and trying to fit in. One Greensboro senior is facing a very unique challenge.

“My gender is female. People think that gender and sex are the same thing, but sex is like your physical whatever and gender is like your mind,” says Devon McCauley.

Devon started dressing like a girl last year, but always felt like one inside.

“I wanted to be straight. I wanted to be normal. I didn’t want all these weird feelings. I didn’t want to go to hell.”

But the feelings didn’t go away.

“I tried to commit suicide three times because of my homosexuality. I did a lot of drugs to try to escape from those feelings.”