‘No one batted an eye’: Transgender deputy finds peace and acceptance
ORLANDO, Fla. (NBC News) —
Deputy Rebecca Storozuk is the first sworn deputy sheriff at Florida's Orange County Sheriff's Office who is openly transgender.
Born Peter Storozuk, the 29-year-old is an Army veteran and became an Orange County deputy in 2012.
Storozuk said that the Pulse tragedy is part of her inspiration to transition. She said Pulse was a place that she really enjoyed and felt safe.
"Not every day is a guarantee you need to start living your life and be proud of who you are," she said.
A proud moment for Rebecca came when she legally changed her name, even all the way down to her name tag.
"I for some reason thought the older generation, I thought they were going to have bad reactions and I was shocked. No one batted an eye to be honest with you" she says.