Trans woman gets honorable discharge after 31 year AWOL; trans man wants to stay at all women’s college

Elizabeth Tremblay (Photo: Lewiston Sun-Journal)

Elizabeth Tremblay (Photo: Lewiston Sun-Journal)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Trans woman Elizabeth Tremblay, who was arrested last September for deserting the Marines 31 years ago, was given an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. Tremblay was stationed at Twentynine Palms at the time she left, and following her arrest, she was awaiting for news if she was going to face a prison term. It was reported that she changed her gender about 15 years ago.

A few more details and a video from KPBS: Transgender Woman Who Deserted Marines 31 Years Ago Gets Honorable Discharge (Video) | KPBS.org.

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An unnamed undergrad student at Salem College in North Carolina plans to have sex reassignment surgery in February and wants the all women’s college to allow her to remain a student afterwards. Although there are a few male students, only women are allowed to live on campus.

The college is considering adopting a trans policy to allow transgender students, however some alumni are afraid this will eventually lead to a co-ed college. The college say that won’t happen, but others don’t trust the college administrators.

The college isn’t naming the student for privacy reasons.

More: http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=847696#.UPTqV1I_eJ8

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These are two potentially very controversial issues that may draw polarizing viewpoints.

Elizabeth Tremblay (Photo: Lewiston Sun-Journal)

Elizabeth Tremblay (Photo: Lewiston Sun-Journal)

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4 replies

  1. Ya know… unless a FTM student is well along his path towards graduation, I simply don’t understand why he wants to be on a women’s only campus.

    The only thing I can think of is that he has been socialized as a female and may feel out of place.

    The whole “socialized male” or “socialized female” issue has really vexed me for more than a decade, especially when considering MichFest’s strict anti-trans* rule. MTF’s are not allowed, but women with beards are.

    How does one become socialized, if one is NOT socialized. Men need to help socialize Transmen; women need to help socialize Transwomen.

    I’m still totally confused as to why someone would insist they are a man, yet want to still remain in women’s only space.

  2. It is kind of strange for someone to transition to male and then want to continue at a womens college. I dont think this accomodation should be made. Even if they are far along and close to graduation although its reasonable to show some flexibility on a case by case basis.

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