LA Times Sportswriter Mike Penner Comes Out as a Transsexual

Sarah BraunsteinCorrespondent IApril 26, 2007
Past the NBA and NHL recaps in today's LA Times is a first-person piece entitled "Old Mike, New Christine."
Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer, has announced to the world that he will be undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery and come back as Christine.
You can read the entire thing here:,1,3394028.story?coll=la-headlines-sports
The best part is when Penner writes:

'I broke the news to Tim by beginning, "Are you familiar with the movie 'Transamerica'?" Tim nodded. "Well, welcome to my life," I said.

Tim seemed more perplexed than most as I nervously launched into my story.

Finally, he had to explain, "I thought you said 'Trainspotting.' I thought you were going to tell me you're a heroin addict."'
Cool story weird way of announcing it, but cool all around. I hope that often-close-minded sports fans don't react poorly to this one.