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Transgender man who says he was ordered to leave men's locker room at public pool sues NYC

  • Bryan Ellicott speaks at a news conference in front of State Supreme Court, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in New York. The transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool in Staten Island. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Bryan Ellicott speaks at a news conference in front of State Supreme Court, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in New York. The transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool in Staten Island. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bryan Ellicott speaks at a news conference in front of State Supreme Court, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in New York. Ellicott, who is transgender,  has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool in Staten Island. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room.  Ellicott, who works for the Office of Emergency Management, said in court papers filed Monday that his civil rights were violated when the three Parks Department staff members discriminated against him based on his transgender identity.  He is currently transitioning from female to male, taking hormone replacements, but has not yet had sex-reassignment surgery yet, according to the documents.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Bryan Ellicott speaks at a news conference in front of State Supreme Court, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in New York. Ellicott, who is transgender, has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool in Staten Island. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room. Ellicott, who works for the Office of Emergency Management, said in court papers filed Monday that his civil rights were violated when the three Parks Department staff members discriminated against him based on his transgender identity. He is currently transitioning from female to male, taking hormone replacements, but has not yet had sex-reassignment surgery yet, according to the documents. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bryan Ellicott, left, speaks at a news conference in front of State Supreme Court, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in New York. The transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool in Staten Island. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room. Joining him at the microphones is Michael Silverman, Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Bryan Ellicott, left, speaks at a news conference in front of State Supreme Court, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in New York. The transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool in Staten Island. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room. Joining him at the microphones is Michael Silverman, Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

A transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool.

Bryan Ellicott said Tuesday that he went to the Staten Island pool last July to cool off. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room.

The 24-year-old says he now avoids public locker rooms and restrooms because they make him anxious. He says he's trained himself to wait for hours rather than risk being confronted again.

The city's Law Department says it will review the lawsuit when served.

The lawsuit was filed Monday.