Callywith student Miles Everitt, who previously studied at Wadebridge School, talks of his experience in an interesting article in The Guardian about more teens coming out as transgender and how schools should help.
After coming out as transgender in a video he posted on Facebook three years ago, Miles, 18, thinks himself lucky to have been well supported by his school.
Miles said: “It meant my teachers were calling me the correct name and pronouns, and it means a lot to all trans people to be accepted and addressed in the right way.”
Growing up female, Miles had always preferred to wear boys’ clothes and play the male character in online games; at secondary school, after he cut his hair short, many teachers assumed he was a boy. It was seeing a trans character on Hollyoaks and then reading blogs by young trans people on Tumblr that made him realise he could be transgender.
Read more in the full Guardian article here