Transsexual sportswriter dies, apparent suicide

Posted on 29 Nov 2009 at 10:26am

Mike Penner, a sportswriter for the L.A. Times who in 2007 announced he was transsexual and would write under the name “Christine Daniels” (and who later when back to the byline Mike Penner) has died at 52, apparently of suicide.

You can read the story here, but one thing I find curious is how the article uses the “he” pronoun (like I did above once, in reference to “Mike” announcing his decision so it was clearly a male-to-female transition) throughout. Is that politically incorrect? (I know I took heat once referring to Alexis Arquette as “he” after Alexis announced the intent to transition.)

Thanks to Renee Baker for post this info.

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