Transgender Student Expelled – A man who identifies himself as a transgender woman has been expelled as a student from a nursing program at California Baptist University.
The main reason was for appearing on a television program to discuss her gender identity, a local newspaper is reporting.
Domaine Javier, 24, told the Riverside Press-Enterprise she was expelled from the school after appearing on MTV’s “True Life” and declaring that she is biologically male. Javier dresses as a woman and has identified herself as female since childhood. The show’s episode was called “I’m Passing As Someone I’m Not,” the newspaper reported.
Javier told the paper that she clicked the space next to “female” on the school’s online application form. “They said, ‘On your application form you put “female,” Javier told the paper. “And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s how I see myself.’ ”
Javier told the paper she was expelled in August, a week before she was to begin a nursing program. A Cal Baptist spokesman told the paper that the school doesn’t comment on student disciplinary matters.
The term transgender was popularized in the 1970s describing people who wanted to live cross-gender without sex reassignment surgery. In the 1980s the term was expanded to an umbrella term, and became popular as a means of uniting all those whose gender identity did not mesh with their gender assigned at birth.