Transgender students: the struggle to fit in at school.
Erik Ly spent a lot of time in high school trying not to look down.
When he looked down he saw a checked navy skirt; a uniform he was forced to wear that made people think he was a girl.
"When I got home I would cry, and in the morning, when I had to put on that skirt, I would cry," the 17-year-old said.
"They forced me to conform to their standards."
Transgender students are discriminated against in many schools, where strict uniform rules, toilets, sports teams and even assumptions about subjects are a daily battle.