Los Angeles Times sports writer and editor, Mike Penner, has come out of the closet. He has come way out of the transexual closet. Fenner is a man, but just announced to his readers that he will take a vacation and return in two weeks using a new name, Christine Daniels.
In a column titled “Old Mike, New Christine,” Penner says the following.
I am a transsexual sportswriter. It has taken more than 40 years, a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy for me to work up the courage to type those words. I realize many readers and colleagues and friends will be shocked to read them.
Yahoo news has more information about Mike Penner, or make that Christine Daniels.
The 49-year-old Penner said his brain has been “wired female” and he’s tried to fight off the urge to change sexes. He called writing a story about his sexuality the “most frightening of all the towering mountains of fear I somehow had to confront and struggle to scale.”
Penner, who is married to another Los Angeles Times writer, said he started coming out about two months ago by telling his boss, his barber and a soccer teammate, and that he now feels happier and healthier.
So does a transexual sports writer where a jockstrap in the locker room?
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