07/24/2014 10:11 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

How Transgender Teen Jordan K. Is Navigating High School

Transgender teen Jordan K. recalled the experience of coming out as transgender while still in elementary school in an interview with HuffPost Live.

"When I was first coming out in elementary school, I had a lot of hate towards me," Jordan recalled. "I didn’t want to come out because I [was] afraid I’d get bullied even more."

Fortunately, Jordan's parents made sure his birth certificate reflected his gender confirmation as soon as possible, which has helped him to navigate school as his true gender.

"Right after I transitioned at the age 11, the first thing on my family’s agenda to change for me was my birth certificate," Jordan said. "Having a birth certificate change was so easy and so simple, for me at least ... With that help, it’s easier."

Watch the video above to learn more about what life at school has been like for Jordan.



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