Saturday, November 28, 2009

Trapping People in the Wrong Body

The world's most famous transsexual sportswriter has died.

Mike Penner, the veteran Los Angeles Times sportswriter who made international headlines in 2007 when he announced he was transsexual and began working under the byline "Christine Daniels," has died.

Colleagues said today that Penner was found dead at his Los Angeles home and that suicide was the suspected cause of death. He was 52...

Penner garnered much support and some criticism when he announced he was a "transsexual sportswriter."...

Penner ended up blogging about his transition and later wrote a Times sports blog. In 2008, he began using the "Mike Penner" byline again.

One has to wonder if Penner was actually just a man who needed more therapy.