In a CNN interview, Gavin Grimm, the transgender student at the center of the bathroom debate, says he's just a regular teen.

Grimm, a junior at Gloucester High School who came out in his sophomore year, is challenging his school's policy that prohibits transgender students such as himself from using the bathroom of their choice. Grimm's lawyers argued that the policy violates federal civil rights laws.

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, but the Supreme Court put that ruling on hold as the school board appeals the case.

“I'm just a 17-year-old who likes video games, going out with his friends and riding my bike and playing with my animals,” Grimm said. “There's nothing particularly extraordinary or dangerous about me.”

Supporters of laws that bar transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice argue that they are needed to protect women and children.

(Related: Pat McCrory calls barring transgender bathroom use “common sense” in new ad.)

Grimm said that a unisex bathroom provided by the school was “unacceptable.”

“People tend to view the unisex bathrooms that were created as an accommodation, but they were not. I didn't ask for unisex bathrooms. I'm not unisex. And that's a separate facility which only I am forced to be using, which is unacceptable,” he said.

“I'm just a person, who's trying to live his life like anybody else is. And that I have to think about my bathroom usage is unacceptable,” Grimm added.