Life as a transgender student often difficult

Some describe it as living a dual life. Others say it’s like living in the shadows.

Their numbers are small, but transgender students say attending school can be a dispiriting experience.

In light of May's controversial White House guidelines that public schools and universities allow transgender students to use restrooms and other facilities that fit their gender identity, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviewed several transgender students to better understand their campus life.

Click here for a video about the challenges students mentioned they face, and read more about Georgia's transgender students at