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A 22-year-old college senior who was placed on academic probation by the University of Hawaii-Manoa for circulating a video of himself masturbating in an empty classroom managed to escape being expelled by citing the school's nondiscrimination policy.
Tim -- "Speedo Student," as he calls himself on his blog -- calls his infamous XTube videos sexual art and says the university wasn't able to expel him because sexual identity and sexual behavior are covered by the policy.
He says rumors he'd been expelled started after the school paper printed an article painting the video as "criminal, deviant and psychotic." The paper has since issued a retraction.
Tim tells BUTT Magazine a number of teachers and students were supportive when rumors that he might be expelled began to circulate. He says some students even regard him as a "role model and an inspiration to others to be more open and tolerant."
Tim, who identifies as a "gay, college twink" on his blog, filmed his first gay adult film last month. He says the DVD is due out in May.