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bijou
11-29-2009, 11:57 AM
Los Angeles Times sports writer Mike Penner, who announced two years ago he was a transsexual and was changing his name to Christine Daniels, has died at age 52, the newspaper reported Saturday.
Penner was pronounced dead Friday at a hospital, said Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Brian Elias. He said coroner's officials hadn't yet performed an autopsy or issued an official cause of death.
The Times said in a story Saturday Penner was believed to have committed suicide. Penner had returned to using the name Mike Penner last year and was a Times columnist at the time of his death.
In 25 years with the newspaper, Penner covered Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the Olympics, World Cup soccer, tennis and other sports. A fluid writer with a sharp wit, he worked at various times as a reporter, columnist and the newspaper's Los Angeles Angels beat writer. ...
link (http://www.nctimes.com/sports/community/article_23d7e915-2a60-5ac7-94f8-c0631d5d63d8.html)

Gingersnap
11-30-2009, 10:54 AM
link (http://www.nctimes.com/sports/community/article_23d7e915-2a60-5ac7-94f8-c0631d5d63d8.html)

Sadly, post-op transsexuals have a really high suicide rate and a surprising number of those who avoid that end medicate their buyer's regret with drugs and alcohol.

If a person went to a doctor and expressed an interest in becoming a cow or a palm tree, we'd rightly believe that such an individual needed mental health care. Giving in to similar irrational thinking in the case of healthy, physiologically normal people is doing them a disservice.

Sex surgery needs to be restricted to true intersex people who want it. :(