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    Transsexual sports writer changes byline

    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21630705-1702,00.html

    [size=12pt]Transsexual sports writer changes byline[/size]
    From correspondents in Los Angeles
    April 27, 2007 01:52pm
    Article from: Agence France-Presse

    AFTER years of agonising over his gender identity, a senior Los Angeles Times journalist announced in a column today that he is a transsexual.

    Mike Penner, who has worked in the Times sports department for 23 years, said he is taking on a new identity as a woman and readers will now see his stories under the byline Christine Daniels.

    "Everyone who knows me and my work will be transitioning as well," Penner said.

    "That will take time. And that's all right. To borrow a piece of well-worn sports parlance, we will take it one day at a time."

    Penner said for the past 40 years he has been wrestling with his feelings and that he felt very strongly that he had to do this for himself.

    "I gave it a good fight," the 49-year-old Penner said.

    "I went more than 40 hard rounds with it. Eventually though you realise you are only fighting yourself and your happiness and your mental health – a no win situation anyway you look at it."

    In his more than two decades at the paper, Penner has been a National Football League columnist, Olympic Games writer and Major League Baseball beat reporter. He currently writes a sports column.
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    Re: Transsexual sports writer changes byline

    Cajun beat you to this one:

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=88888912&topic=336 07.msg569966#msg569966

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    Re: Transsexual sports writer changes byline

    Just goes to show that GBLT exists in all professions.
    Good for him.
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    Re: Transsexual sports writer changes byline

    "The" wrote:
    Cajun beat you to this one:

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=88888912&topic=336 07.msg569966#msg569966
    Yeah - I see that.
    Stupid misleading thread titles.

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