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Treat me like a human: Non-binary pupil considering quitting education over bullying

A Northern Ireland non-binary person - meaning they don't identify as being either male or female - has spoken of how they have been bullied so much they want to quit school.

Speaking on the BBC Stephen Nolan show, Alex Moore praised the school for how it had handled the situation saying it had "done its best" to help.

Alex said they had faced name calling and being called by their "dead name" that being the name given by their birth parents while in school.

The 17-year-old said: "I know I am going to have to walk through the corridors and know people will shout things at me.

"It's the little things like that make you not want to show up, stay at home.. but it's not an option. I am always walking through the door thinking these people don't like me."

"It's rough."

Alex continued: "I have asked myself why did I come out, why did I put myself through this.  I just hope people would see me as a human being and treat me as such. "

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