Elijah Tyler plays skateboard in Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Tyler is from Chicago and has been living in Columbia since his fifth grade.

Ian Koopman, a senior student at Rock Bridge High School, chats about the poetry he wrote at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Koopman came out as a trans a year ago. What was complexing to him was changing names, changing pronouns and choosing the bathroom. "I remember it really used to like make me uncomfortable having to stare at that gap between the two binary restrooms and be like which one do I chance this time," Koopman said, "But as I’ve gotten a little bit older I’ve started viewing it more practically and it doesn’t bother me as much anymore."

Ian Koopman, a senior student at Rock Bridge High School, chats about the poetry he wrote at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Koopman came out as a trans a year ago. What was complexing to him was changing names, changing pronouns and choosing the bathroom. "I remember it really used to like make me uncomfortable having to stare at that gap between the two binary restrooms and be like which one do I chance this time," Koopman said, "But as I’ve gotten a little bit older I’ve started viewing it more practically and it doesn’t bother me as much anymore."