BY TRACY CONNORDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERSaturday, November 28th 2009, 7:07 AMA Los Angeles sportswriter who stunned readers with the announcement that he was a transsexual - and then later abandoned his sex change plans - has committed suicide.Los Angeles Times veteran Mike Penner, 52, was found dead at his home, the paper reported Saturday.In 2007, Penner made headlines around the world by announcing in a column for the paper that he planned to live life as a woman named Christine Daniels."Today I leave for a few weeks' vacation, and when I return, I will come back in yet another incarnation. As Christine," he wrote."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."He blogged about his transitioning experience for several months, then took a leave of absence.Last year, he suddenly returned to the newsroom as a man and began using his old byline.Penner, who was taking female hormones but never had sex change surgery, didn't publicly explain his decision.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
May she rest in peace!
Posted by De Sube at 11/28/2009 09:33:00 PM