The teen wants the court to allow him to retake the photo showing his everyday appearance.
"I cannot go through that humiliation again. No human being, no matter what they look like or who they are, should have to suffer humiliation like that."
People born in New York State will no longer have to provide proof of sex-reassignment surgery to change gender markers, but the requirement still stands for those born in New York City.
"I felt very embarrassed and humiliated," Bryan Ellicott told BuzzFeed of when employees at a public pool told him he couldn't use the men's locker room last July.